Today's world presents numerous health challenges, and tucked among them is a silent one that many might not even know they face: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
A recent study highlighted that OSA touches the lives of millions worldwide, including over 24 million Americans. What's even more surprising? About 90% of these cases remain undiscovered.
What happens when you have OSA?
When you have OSA, your upper airway occasionally becomes blocked as you sleep, disrupting or even stopping your breathing. This can cause you to wake up repeatedly, leave you tired all day, and even gift you with pesky headaches. Leaving OSA unchecked could also bump up your risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes.
Dr. Ha Uk Chung, a core member at Sibel Health, Inc., nailed it when he said, “Most people don’t even realize they have it.”