Obstructive sleep apnea is a fairly common sleep disorder. It is estimated that approximately 20 million adults in the U.S. suffer from the disorder. And while sleep apnea is fairly common, many people go undiagnosed for the disorder. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 80% of people with sleep apnea don’t get the disorder diagnosed.
Some of these people may have mild symptoms of sleep apnea and don’t recognize many of the symptoms as being a sleep disorder. And others may not understand the serious nature that untreated sleep apnea can have on their lives. What’s even worse is that sleep apnea is one of the easiest sleep disorders to treat. Through the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, or alternative treatment options, symptoms of sleep apnea can be managed quite easily.