You’ll Never Believe What Could Kill You In The Middle Of The Night
If you or a loved one has sleep apnea, then you know how stressful it can be to feel uncertain about the sufferers well being. Affecting the lives of nearly 18 million Americans (not counting the ones they sleep next to), sleep apnea is almost twice as common in men as it is in women. It is a condition that causes the airways to become restricted during sleep, and according to the National Commission on Sleep disorders Research, nearly 38,000 deaths will occur annually due to cardiovascular problems brought on by sleep apnea. That being said, there is a way to prevent the harm caused by sleep apnea.
One of the only ways to ensure the safety of someone who suffers from sleep apnea is to try different types of CPAP masks. CPAP machines are masks that are worn during sleep to allow the proper amount of airflow to the wearer. Some involve the use of nasal pillows, which help to hold the nasal airways open, keeping them free of any obstruction caused by the soft palette or other intrusive elements. You can even have a CPAP mask covered by your insurance, as long as you continue to use it for at least 70% of the time over a 30 day period.
Sleep apnea, if left unaddressed, has the potential to be deadly. It can lead to cardiovascular strain or oxygen deprivation, and you wouldn’t even know it was happening. Don’t put your life at risk. Practicing regular use of the CPAP mask, or helping your loved one to remain diligent about their CPAP use, can help to alleviate many of the risks that sleep apnea brings, and can help you to finally get the good night’s sleep that you deserve. Ask your doctor about the types of CPAP masks covered by your insurance today.