What is Sleep Apnea and What Does It Look Like?
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Part of the reason why sleep apnea is so under-diagnosed is because many people do not even know what it is (or have heard of it, but do not necessarily understand how it can hurt them). In reality, sleep apnea is one of the most dangerous diseases out there because you can have it without even knowing.
This graphic provides a brief introduction to what happens in your body when you’re affected by OSA, and the reasons why it is such a debilitating condition. If you’re concerned that you or a loved one might have sleep apnea, contact a qualified healthcare provider.
Check out some of our other blog posts for more info:
- Sleep Apnea By the Numbers
- Can Sleep Apnea Foretell Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s?
- The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure