The Journal of Sleep Research has recently found that sleep apnea is on the rise after looking at inpatient and outpatient records for active-duty military personnel from 2005 to 2014.
The found that sleep apnea increased from 44 per 1,000 patients in 2005 to 273 per 1,000 patients in 2014.
“Sleep disorders are a serious problem that interferes with the ability of soldiers to do their jobs effectively,” senior study author Harris Lieberman of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, Massachusetts.
Sleep Apnea not Just a Problem for Those in the Military
Anyone with sleep apnea is likely suffering in some part of their life, not just those in the military. People with sleep apnea generally report a lower quality of life because they are not experiencing enough quality sleep throughout the night.
This often causes excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, poor concentration, and can lead to an increase in job or motor vehicle related accidents.
You Don’t Have to Suffer with Sleep Apnea Anymore
Many people avoid getting treatment for sleep apnea because they think it means wearing a CPAP machine for the rest of their life. The truth is that most sleep apnea sufferers are eligible for a newer treatment known as an oral sleep appliance.
Oral Sleep Appliances position the jaw so the airway stays open throughout sleep. With these simple appliances, you can breathe freely without a CPAP machine.
If you are a candidate for an oral sleep appliance, it can change your life. Users report a dramatic increase in their quality of life, including:
- Increased energy and attentiveness
- Fewer morning headaches
- Reduced irritability
- Improved memory
- Increased ability to exercise
- Lower blood pressure
- Decreased risk of strokes and heart attacks
- Increased effectiveness at home and at work
Oral Sleep Appliances are also covered by most insurance plans.
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