Do you wake up and often feel like you haven’t even slept? Do you find yourself dozing off at inappropriate or inconvenient times? If any of these sounds like you, you might be one of the millions with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), more than 18 million of us have this disorder but an estimated 93% of women and 82% of men with the disorder have never been diagnosed.
It often takes a partner, bedmate, or roommate to notice that the person has stopped breathing before the connection is made and before steps are being taken to identify the condition. Unfortunately, without diagnosis, there is no treatment and untreated sleep apnea can have serious long term health consequences.