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7589 Preston Rd., Suite 400
Frisco, Texas 75034
Phone: (844) 409-4657
Fax: (214) 614-4277
Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30AM to 5:00PM (CST)
Are you a chronic snorer? Do you frequently wake up feeling more tired than before you went to bed? Given that around 22 million people in our country are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea -- with almost 80% of those cases remaining untreated -- the chances are high that you, too, have this condition. In fact, let’s take a closer look at just how high the odds are. Knowing might help you get sleep apnea treatment in Frisco sooner rather than later!
Sleep Apnea Stats
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The American Sleep Apnea Foundation estimates that…
- 1 in 5 adults suffers from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
- 1 in 15 of OSA cases are moderate to severe
- 2 to 3% of children have OSA
- 9% of middle-aged women suffer from OSA
- 25% of middle-aged men suffer from OSA
- 10% of people 65+ suffer from OSA
Let’s look at the age demographics for Frisco, which we have pulled from Data USA:
- Overall population: 137,797
- Children: 33.2%
- Adult women: 30.1%
- Adult men: 30%
- Seniors: 6.6%
Sleep Apnea in Frisco, TX
Comparing the initial sleep apnea numbers to Frisco’s we, we can see that:
- Approximately 900 children in Frisco have sleep apnea
- Approximately 7,465 middle-aged women suffer from sleep apnea
- Approximately 20,738 middle-aged men suffer from sleep apnea
- Approximately 910 senior citizens in Frisco are suffering from sleep apnea
What These Numbers Mean for You
If you have sleep apnea, getting treatment is of the utmost importance. What’s scary, given these numbers, is that people who have OSA but don’t treat it are 4 times more likely to have a stroke and 3 times more likely to develop heart disease. In fact, approximately 38,000 annual cardiovascular deaths are related to sleep apnea. That means getting a diagnosis and treatment won’t just help you feel more rested and refreshed throughout the day -- it could actually save your life.
Sleep apnea treatment can include a CPAP machine, which keeps your throat clear during the night by pumping a continuous flow of air into your lungs. However, if you are one of the many people who do not find relief with the CPAP, oral appliance therapy can provide a wonderful alternative. This small device works by repositioning your lower jaw, preventing its collapse and keeping the airway free and clear throughout the night.
If you are a chronic snorer and suspect you have sleep apnea, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Sleep Dallas!
About the Author
Dr. Kent Smith is the sleep dentist the Dallas area trusts. He is President of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is on the Advisory Committee of the Australasian Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. To learn more about his services or to schedule an appointment for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in Frisco, you are invited to contact the Frisco location today.