More than half of all sleep apnea patients are overweight or obese.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 21, 2013
In order to better educate the public about sleep disorders, New York Cardiovascular Associates is providing new information on the risk factors for sleep apnea in a recent article published on their website. This sleep disorder can have a significant effect on a person’s life, making it important to understand and prompting the sleep disorder clinic to help inform Americans.
Being overweight is a major risk factor for sleep apnea. “More than half of all sleep apnea patients are overweight or obese,” says a center representative. Excess fat around the neck can cause an obstruction in the upper airway, making normal breathing difficult while sleeping. Overweight patients with sleep apnea may find that reaching a healthy weight resolves the problem without the need for additional treatments.
New York Cardiovascular Associates hopes that by educating the public about the risk factors for sleep apnea, they can encourage everyone to examine their own lives for signs of the disorder. The sleep center is well equipped to diagnose and provide treatment for this sleep disorder.
Anyone at risk for sleep apnea is encouraged to be on the lookout for the signs of obstructed nighttime breathing. Loud snoring and daytime drowsiness are both strong indicators of this problem.
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