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Consider this, persons with undiagnosed or untreated OSA are:
- • 2-4 times more likely to develop complex arrhythmias
- • 2-3 times more likely to develop hypertension
- • 2 times more likely to suffer stroke
- • Consume 2 times the healthcare dollars annually
- • Have 50% more physician visits
Early recognition and treatment of sleep apnea is important because it decreases the likelihood of other co-morbidities. Through clinical study, UHD’s health care providers help patients uncover their specific barriers to sleep. They also provide follow-up care to manage sleep disorders and help patients receive restful sleep and regain control of their lives.
A widely accepted treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea is positive airway pressure therapy, which includes using a bedside device to deliver pressurized air through a small mask or nasal pillow system. The device is called a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure system (CPAP).
Regular use of CPAP therapy can dramatically improve your quality of sleep, but it doesn’t always happen overnight. That is why United Hospital District sleep services will be there each step of the way, guiding you through a phased approach to better sleep. 1 in 4 men and 1 in 7 women are at risk for sleep disorders, with up to 85 percent of those still unidentified. Speak with your health care provider about your sleep concerns. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 507-526-3273.