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We All Need To Breath While We Sleep

Did you know that anyone can develop Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that causes breathing to be disrupted (stop and starting) repeatedly during sleep.

Certain factors that can put you at risk are:

  • Excessive weight. Most people but not all with obstructive sleep apnea are overweight. 

  • Narrowed airway.Your airway may become obstructed or block by tonsils or adenoids that maybe enlarged.

  • High Blood Pressure (hypertension).It is relatively common for people with hypertension. 

  • Chronic Nasal Congestion. Consistent nasal congestion at night and or narrow airways, obstructive sleep apnea can occur twice as often.

  • Smoking.Obstructive sleep apnea will more likely occur in people who smoke.

  • Diabetes.May be more common for diabetics to have obstructive sleep apnea.

  • Sex.Obstructive sleep apnea increases in women after menopause. Generally, men are twice as likely to have obstructive sleep apnea as premenopausal women.

  • Family History.Your chances are increased with family history.

One of the Most common and effective treatments for obstructive sleep apnea is the use of a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. Although the CPAP is the most consistently successful treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, most people find the machines are loud and cumbersome to travel with. New machines such as the Transcend 3 and the Transcend 365 by Somnetics are light weight, smaller than a soda can and very portable. Learn about Transcend from the Fort Worth based United Medical Equipment Business Solutions Network, Inc.