You can be 20, slim and female and be impacted by sleep apnea. But you can also be 38, slightly overweight and male and yet still be impacted by sleep apnea. Sleep apnea does not discriminate based on age, gender, or where you are from. Sleep apnea impacts more than 18 million individuals today. While some people go untreated for years, "It is important," says Dr. Judy Strutz, "to get help as soon as possible.”
Sleep apnea can be deadly and can cause a negative impact across all aspects of your life. You may feel depressed, lack the ability to focus, or pay attention to details in your life. While other individuals may become overly grumpy and seem to be on a short fuse. Some individuals may snore while others impacted by sleep apnea quit breathing several times throughout the night. You may have low oxygen levels and fragmented sleep where you wake up several times throughout the night as your oxygen levels are cut off.
No matter who you are, if you suspect you are someone with sleep apnea, don’t wait. Get treatment today and start living a better life tomorrow. For more information, contact Dr. Strutz today.