2. Excessive Daytime
3. Morning Headache
4. Nighttime Gasping
5. Restless Sleep
6. Memory Loss
7. Shortness of Breath
8. Poor Sleep Quailty
9. Performance Deficiencies
10. High Blood Pressure
It is estimated that only 10% of people with OSA are being treated, 90% remain undiagnosed.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO TREAT OSA?
OSA if leave untreated may lead to complications which include hypertension, high blood pressure, heart failure, coronary artery disease, stroke and sudden death. Decreased attentiveness, work productivity and memory loss can lead to negotiated quality of life.
HYPERTENSION AND SLEEP APNEA
The connection between OSA and Hypertension is well documented. 50% of people with sleep apnea eventually develop hypertension.
OSA decreases oxygen level, increases strain on the heart and causes heart failure. Sudden death from cardiovascular complications may occur as a result of sleep apnea and heart diseases.