The good news
It's important to take sleep apnea seriously.
But the good news is there is a treatment for it, and most people experience a whole range of benefits from being treated:
- By treating your sleep apnea, you may help to lower the associated risks and improve your overall health.1
- Untreated sleep apnea is also associated with symptoms including dizziness, , shortness of breath and chest discomfort, which may be reduced when your sleep apnea is treated.2-3
- People with sleep apnea can become too tired to exercise, making some of their underlying conditions worse. Obese people being treated for their sleep apnea gain more energy, which may then help them exercise and lose weight.4 And weight loss has been shown to improve sleep apnea for some people.5
- Treating your sleep apnea when you are recovering from a major illness may combat your fatigue, so you have the motivation to follow a rehabilitation program.
- In many cases, treatment has been shown to reduce the symptoms of sleep apnea, such as daytime sleepiness, depressed mood, reduced memory and concentration, and reduced quality of life (especially in the areas of work performance and family relationships).6
If you suspect you might have sleep apnea, you're only a few steps away from a better night's sleep and feeling like yourself again. Go see your doctor or take our simple quiz first to see if you might be at risk.