Symptoms of Untreated Sleep Apnea:

According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep apnea is a condition that affects more than 18 million Americans. While it is a common sleep disorder, it can have long-term side effects, and it is essential to be aware of its warning signs. The most common sleep apnea symptoms include:
  • Loud snoring
  • Episodes in which you stop breathing during sleep (reported by another person)
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Awakening with a dry mouth
  • Morning headaches
  • Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
  • Excessive sleepiness (hypersomnia)
  • Difficulty paying attention while awake
  • Irritability

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk Factors:

Some factors that increase the risk of this form of sleep apnea include:
  • Being overweight
  • Neck circumference
  • A narrowed airway: Tonsils or adenoids can enlarge and block the airway, particularly in children
  • Being male: Men are two to three times more likely to have sleep apnea than women
  • Use of alcohol or smoking
  • Nasal congestion

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment

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SleepEaze™ is a Lincare program that provides education about your sleep disorder. The service may include: 

  • Home or virtual visits by our licensed clinicians
  • Education regarding obstructive sleep apnea
  • Prescribed therapies and equipment management
  • An overnight oximetry test when prescribed
  • Follow-up reporting based on the results

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