Sleep Study Center
Sleep apnea is very dangerous sleep disorder, affecting more than 12 million Americans. It is more common in men than women, but can occur in either gender. The main symptom associated with sleep apnea is loud snorting or gasping during sleep. If the disorder remains untreated, it can have potentially serious results:
High blood pressure
Irregular heart beats
Worsening of ADHD
Other cardiovascular diseases
In addition, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for poor performance in everyday activities, such as at work and school, motor vehicle crashes, as well as academic underachievement in children and adolescents.
Sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age, even children. Risk factors for sleep apnea include:
Being over the age of forty
Having a large neck size (17 inches or greater in men and 16 inches or greater in women)
Having large tonsils, a large tongue or a small jaw bone
Having a family history of sleep apnea
Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
Nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum, allergies or sinus problems
Call Linda Laumann at (712) 382-1515 for more information.
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Phone: (712) 382-1515
Fax: (712) 382-1503
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