It's estimated that 1 out of every 15 Americans are affected by sleep apnea and most are unaware that they even have it. This infographic explains the condition, who is at risk and the affect that it has on the body.
Only a doctor can diagnose sleep apnea, but if left untreated the affects of sleep apnea will continue to get worse over time. The good news is that there are many treatment options available; from simply changing sleep positions, the use of a CPAP (Continous Postitive Airway Pressure) device that uses a mask to keep a flow air into the throat keeping the patient's airway open, Oral mouthpieces that aid in correct jaw positioning, or in some causes surgery.
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