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TRUE OR FALSE:

Only overweight people have sleep apnea.

FALSE. People of all sizes can have the sleep disorder. Obesity,
however, is the primary risk factor for sleep apnea in adults and children.
(For younger ones, medical conditions such as enlarged tonsils can play a
role, too.) Obesity contributes to airway collapse in two ways: fat in the
neck can lead to narrowing of the upper airway and smaller breaths
(larger breaths actually help keep the airway open). Other risk factors
include family history and a person's sex-men are more likely to develop
sleep apnea than women, though women's risk rises after age 50.

TRUE OR FALSE:

Sleep apnea can lead to other serious medical
conditions.

TRUE. People with sleep apnea are at increased risk of high blood
pressure, heart disease and stroke. Sleep apnea events trigger the body's
autonomic or stress systems, Rowley says, resulting in short-term
increases in heart rate and blood pressure. Over time, these changes can
lead to heart disease and high blood pressure. In addition, decreases in
oxygen levels trigger inflammation, a factor in atherosclerosis, coronary
artery disease and stroke.

TRUE OR FALSE:

Changing sleep position will fix sleep apnea.

FALSE. In general, how a person sleeps rarely has an effect on
moderate to severe sleep apnea. In mild cases only, side sleeping can
be beneficial.

TRUE OR FALSE:

Sleep apnea is treated with medicine.

FALSE. Medications are generally not used to treat sleep apnea. The
most common and successful form of treatment is to use a continuous
positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, a masklike medical device that
provides a continuous flow of air to keep the airway open during sleep.
Some people use an oral appliance to keep the airway open; others may
benefit from surgery to remove excess tissue.

TRUE OR FALSE:

Lifestyle changes are helpful for someone with
sleep apnea.

TRUE. Weight loss is the most important recommendation made by
sleep specialists. They discourage the use of alcohol near bedtime, as it
relaxes the throat muscles (consumption should end at least four hours
before going to sleep). Specialists also suggest regular exercise because
it helps with weight loss and provides cardiovascular benefits. ■

IF YOU THINK
YOU HAVE
SLEEP APNEA,
DO THIS
If you suspect you have sleep apnea or
your bed partner has witnessed breathing interruptions, loud snoring or talking
while you sleep, you can call the Parrish
Sleep Disorders Center at 321-268-6408 to
schedule a sleep specialist appointment.
For a sleep study, you might have the
choice between visiting a sleep laboratory
or testing at home.
In the lab, you'll arrive around 8 p.m.
Be prepared like you would be for an overnight hotel stay. You'll be asked to try to fall
asleep at your normal bedtime. For a home
test, you'll pick up instructions and monitoring equipment and you will do the study in
your home. In the morning, you will bring
back the device to the sleep center.
If the study confirms sleep apnea, you
might be fitted with a continuous positive
airway pressure (CPAP) mask to be used
every night. Parrish Sleep Disorders Center
staff will make sure you are comfortable
with your mask and that it is treating your
sleep apnea.
For those who cannot tolerate a mask,
doctors can prescribe another device that
resembles a dental appliance.
Surgery is a treatment of last resort for
those who don't respond to CPAP therapy.

CLASS

Want Healthy Sleep?
The AWAKE Sleep Disorders Support
Group meets the second Monday of
each month at Parrish Healthcare Center
in Port St. John. Call 321-268-6408.

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