It’s often been said that sleep is the cousin of death. While this may sound a bit ridiculous, the mere act of sleeping can be potentially deadly for those who suffer from sleep apnea. For example, according to recent data from the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research, it’s estimated that a staggering 38,000 cardiovascular deaths occur on a yearly basis that can be linked to sleep apnea in some way.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OAS) is a common medical condition that, unfortunately, often goes undiagnosed. For example, while it has been reported that as many as 18 million Americans, it has also been estimated that two to four percent of all Americans suffer from undiagnosed case of sleep apnea. This translates to roughly one in 50 individuals who remain undiagnosed.
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