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Date:9/12/2013

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 12, 2013

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of people across the country. Marked by more than just simple snoring, a person who suffers from sleep apnea finds their breathing severely disrupted, often choking or gasping, while they slumber due to the collapse of their airways. These disruptions, resulting in often dangerously low blood oxygen levels, can cause them to jolt awake and even suffer potential long-term health complications.

Much of the population mistakenly either decides to suffer through this in silence or is unaware of the problem despite the health dangers.

But there’s one demographic that shouldn’t underestimate the ramifications of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and that’s the nation’s commercial truck drivers.

Stephen D. Ochs, M.D., chief medical director of Sleep Apnea Surgicure, understands what happens to a person’s alertness levels when sleep apnea prohibits them from getting a good night’s sleep leading to chronic fatigue. He has expressed concerns about what this could mean for public safety on our nation’s highways.

“Far too many people don’t take sleep apnea seriously, only taking action at the behest of a spouse who can’t stand the loud noise anymore,” said Dr. Ochs from the Surgicure center in Denver, Colorado. “It’s only recently that sufferers and many physicians have begun to respect the seriousness of the condition. It’s imperative that sleep apnea be corrected not just for the health of those who suffer from it, but for those who have to share the road with someone who otherwise exhibits exhaustion at the wheel.”

So that citizens all across the country might sleep better and provide fellow travelers with the necessary duty of care, Sleep Apnea Surgicure has put together a series of tips on moving past sleep apnea.

•Retrain Your Body- Even slight adjustments to one’s lifestyle can have a big imp
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