Lack Of Sleep Get­ting You Down?

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

(NAPSA)-Do you wake up in the morn­ing feel­ing fa­tigued af­ter what seemed like a full night’s sleep? Does your bed part­ner com­plain about your snor­ing? If so, chances are you may be liv­ing with a con­di­tion called sleep ap­nea. Sleep ap­nea is a com­mon dis­or­der that causes peo­ple to stop breath­ing while they sleep. Nearly 42 mil­lion Amer­i­cans are liv­ing with the con­di­tion, yet at least 75 per­cent of the most se­vere cases re­main un­di­ag­nosed. Un­treated sleep ap­nea can lead to a mul­ti­tude of other health Sleep ap­nea is a com­mon di­sis­sues such as di­a­betes, high blood pres­sure, heart disease and obe­sity. or­der that causes peo­ple to stop Think you may be at risk? Take the “sleep ap­nea quiz” and find out: breath­ing while they sleep. work or stopped at traf­fic lights)? If you can an­swer “yes” to two or more of th­ese ques­tions, you may be at risk for sleep ap­nea. A di­ag­no­sis of sleep ap­nea can sound wor­ri­some, yet with sup­port and ed­u­ca­tion, you can be on your way to a bet­ter night’s sleep and a health­ier life. Wake Up to Sleep, a com­pre­hen­sive pa­tient sup­port com­mu­nity, is here to help you on your jour­ney from di­ag­no­sis to suc­cess­ful treat­ment. Visit www.wuts.org/FYI for more in­for­ma­tion.

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