How is Snoring/ OSA treated?
Snoring without OSA, does not require treatment, unless it embarrasses or bothers you or your spouse/ family. Here are tips to reduce your snoring:
What are the complications of untreated OSA?
Left untreated, OSA can have serious and life threatening consequences.
Hypertension, heart disease, arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythm) and stroke. People with severe sleep apnea, are more likely to have a heart attack or sudden cardiac death at night.
Diabetics may develop poor sugar control at night and Epileptics may have increased seizures at night.
Glaucoma, depression and other ailments.
Automobile accidents due to daytime sleepiness.
Poor concentration leading to poor work and school performance.
Children with sleep apnea may be more irritable and have behavioral problems.
Sleep-deprived spouse when your snoring effects their sleep.