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New Study a 'Wake Up Call' For the Urgent Need for Sleep Apnea Treatment
Date:9/10/2009

The newest Sleep Apnea study released from Johns Hopkins University confirms what Los Angeles area Sleep Apnea expert Dr. Jonathan Greenburg DDS has been saying for years. Untreated Sleep Apnea is a "not so silent killer."

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2009 -- The newly released Johns Hopkins research study with over 6,000 patients shows a shocking 46% risk of death for untreated severe sleep apnea patients and moderate cases have a risk factor of up to 17%.

Dr. Greenburg is the inventor of a new, patent-pending oral appliance that has been getting great results with severe and moderate sleep apnea patients.

"The main thing is that these patients start getting treated and reduce their risk" says Dr. Greenburg who several years ago gave up his dental practice to focus exclusively on sleep apnea treatment. "We have patients who come to us who have been urged by their spouse, significant other, or even children who hear them actually stop breathing while they are sleeping" says Greenburg.

Sleep apnea is at epidemic proportions in the United States with over 18 million people being affected. Symptoms include loud snoring, gasping for air, waking up tired and fatigued, as well as falling asleep during the middle of the day.

Many of these symptoms result in patients who eventually find their way to their health care provider, get a sleep study and are prescribed a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. CPAP is virtually 100% effective in the treatment of sleep apnea, however studies show that in excess of 60% of CPAP patients do not like the treatment and are non complian
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