What is Sleep Apnea?
|Normal||Fewer than 5 interruptions per hour.|
|Mild sleep apnea||Between 5 and 15 interruptions per hour.|
|Moderate sleep apnea||Between 15 to 30 interruptions per hour.|
|Severe sleep apnea||More than 30 interruptions per hour.|
Sleep apnea occurs in all age groups and body morphologies but several factors can dramatically increase the chances:
Generally, symptoms of Obstructive sleep apnea begin insidiously and are often present for years before the patient is referred for evaluation.
Nocturnal symptoms may include the following:
Daytime symptoms may include the following:
Co-morbidities of sleep apnea include:
|Poor cardiovascular health||Hypertension|
|Stroke||Type 2 diabetes|