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reporting habitual snoring.1,2 It is the most common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA),
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Women underreport prevalence and intensity of their own snoring
- April 23, 2019 AASM paper The study results are published in the March 15 issue of the
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine Maimon
It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the
cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed. OSA, which
represents the great preponderance of the cases, when left untreated can lead to high
blood pressure, chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, and other cardiovascular
problems; it is associated with type 2 diabetes and depression; and is a factor in many
traffic accidents and accidents with heavy machinery, owing to the persistent