Is Sleep Apnea Increasing your Risk of a Stroke?

Nearly 1 of every 20 deaths are caused by strokes. In addition, a stroke happens every 40 seconds in the United States. With strokes contributing to such a higher number of deaths, it’s important to do what you can to decrease your risk of stroke. Fortunately, by knowing the risk factors of stroke, you […]

Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours Increases Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Although new cases of diabetes have decreased in the past decade, it’s still incredibly common. Currently, nearly 1 in 10, or 34 million Americans have diabetes. 90 to 95% of these cases are type 2 diabetes and 1 in 3, or 88 Americans have pre-diabetes. A number of factors can contribute to type 2 […]

Sleep Disorders Lead to $94.9 Billion in Health Care Costs Per Year

Undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea is costing the healthcare system in the US billions of dollars. For instance, those with sleep disorders had more medical visits and double the number of prescriptions than those without a sleep disorder. Those with sleep disorders were also more likely to visit the emergency room. {{{{link id=’51389′ text=’Untreated sleep […]

Getting Sleep Apnea Treatment May Reduce Risk For Dementia

Nearly 6.2 million Americans 65 and older currently live with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s also projected that this number will grow to 12.7 million by 2050 without a medical breakthrough to prevent, slow, or cure the disease. However, with one in nine seniors developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, it’s more important than […]

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