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Sleep Related Breathing Disorders

More than 50 million
Americans suffer from
sleep disorders

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Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep
apnea is by far the most common sleep disorder

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Dr. Ohmes with Big Red Hall of Famer - Jackie Smith

PPHA (Pro Players Health Alliance)

Dr. Ohmes was recently recruited as a PPHA (Pro Players Health Alliance) dental sleep medicine provider for the NFLPA St. Louis Former Player’s Chapter. NFL alumni Roy Green, Eric Dickerson, Tony Dorsett and Derek Kennard are some of the players working to help raise awareness of sleep apnea risks among current and former NFL players.
Football Greats Roy Green and Eric Dickerson with Dr. Ohmes

SLEEP RELATED BREATHING DISORDERS

Sleep related breathing disorders are a group of disorders that affect our breathing while we are asleep, and are characterized by disruptions of normal breathing patterns that only occur during sleep. Therefore, the person with the disorder may be the last to know he or she has a problem. Sleep related breathing disorders constitute a subset of the broad group of sleep disorders that include many other disorders such as insomnia (difficulty sleeping), hypersomnia (inappropriately falling asleep, for example, narcolepsy), parasomnias (activities during sleep, for example, sleepwalking and sleep terrors), and sleep related movement disorders (for example, restless leg syndrome). The most common sleep related breathing disorders are snoring and sleep apnea.

More than 50 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Despite this ever growing statistic, unfortunately over 90% remain undiagnosed. In the U.S., forty-five percent of the population snore and 25 percent are habitual snorers. In fact, one in 3 men and approximately 1 in 5 women who are habitual snorers suffer from some degree of sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is by far the most common sleep disorder affecting over 18 million Americans. The consequences of untreated sleep apnea can range from mild to severe, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke, diabetes
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Impotency
  • Decreased cognitive function
  • Higher incidence of automobile accidents
Sleep apnea and related sleep disorders should not be taken lightly and can lead to serious health related issues. Tired of being tired? With the escalating sleep crisis in America, there is no better time than now to get help.

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American Sleep and Breathing Academy - Improving Patient Care Through Education
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