Entira Sleep Apnea

A recent study found more than 22 million Americans have sleep apnea which is a big contributor to daytime sleepiness.
Dr. Thorson from Entira Family Clinics stopped by to break down all the details.

Undiagnosed sleep apnea significant health implications:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Strokes
  • High blood pressure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Liver and heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Heart attack
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Weight gain

What are some sleep practices?

  • Recommended hours of sleep: adults 7 to 9 hours
  • Get a steady sleep schedule even on weekends
  • Have a relaxing bedtime ritual; free of electronics
  • Avoid naps
  • Exercise regularly
  • Comfortable bed and pillow
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, large meals before bed
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