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Sleep Apnea is a Worldwide Epidemic: Better Rest Solutions Helps Spread Awareness on Sleep Apnea Awareness Day
Date:4/18/2013

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 18, 2013

It is fundamental to help “wake up America” in reference to the risks of the worldwide epidemic sleep apnea and the treatment of the disorder. Sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age and can be extremely severe in some people. It is important for those that suffer with sleep apnea and are being treated successfully, to share their stories about how treatment has helped to empower them to live a healthy life with sleep apnea. Spreading awareness of this epidemic is the only way to help those that are untreated get the help they need to live a long life. Awareness is essential to diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and this awareness is brought to light tomorrow, April 18, 2013—Sleep Apnea Awareness Day.

Those who suffer from the breathing disorder, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) may or may not be aware of the many health concerns that are connected with the disorder. OSA has been linked to excessive daytime fatigue, loud snoring, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and an increased risk of cancer incidence.

According to the World Health Organization approximately 100 million people worldwide have OSA. In the United States, OSA is estimated to affect 1 in 4 men and 1 in 9 women; and, affects 23 million working adults.(1) Untreated moderate or severe OSA is associated with a 6 times increased risk of death from all causes, independent of other illnesses.(2) Treatment is out there for these people suffering with the disorder.

For those who may believe they have sleep apnea it is imp
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