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A Focus on Sleep Apnea

Healthy sleep is critical to overall good health, yet many of us take it for granted and don’t get enough rest. It is recommended that adults get seven to eight hours of sleep each day. Unfortunately, about 30 percent of adults in central Indiana don’t sleep well.

Most adults have experienced trouble sleeping at one time or another due to a variety of lifestyle or work factors. This is normal and usually temporary, but if sleep problems are a regular occurrence and interfere with your daily life, you may suffer from a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that causes you to stop breathing while you sleep – often several times a night. It can even increase your risk for heart disease, stroke and obesity.

Did you know snoring could be a warning sign of a sleep apnea?  If you suffer from loud and ongoing snoring, wake up drowsy, or have any problems breathing while you sleep, talk with your doctor. Fortunately, most sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, can be treated and managed so that poor sleep doesn’t have a negative impact on your health or overall quality of life.


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