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Sleep Apnea Stats & Facts

Updated: Nov 14, 2018

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep. Even though this process can happen hundreds of times each night, most are not aware it is happening.


Here are some important sleep apnea stats and facts to keep in mind.


-Nearly 50% of middle-aged adults snore


-Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) increases the risk of heart attacks, hypertension, congestive heart failure, stroke, diabetes, reflux disease, impotence, and motor vehicle accidents.


-Your partner can lose up to 1 hour of sleep due to snoring.


-1 in 5 adults have it.


-20 million Americans snore.


-Fewer than 10% have been diagnosed.


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