Obstructive sleep Apnea afflicts about 9 percent of women
24 percent of men, most of them middle-aged or older, yet as many as 9 in 10 adults with this treatable condition remain undiagnosed, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
The condition is on the rise because the most frequent cause is obesity, which continues its unrelenting climb among American adults. Although sleep apnea occasionally affects slender folks who may, for example, have a small jaw or large tongue, in overweight people, excess fatty tissue in the tongue and throat can block the airway when throat muscles relax during sleep. This is most likely to happen when people sleep on their backs.
Weight loss helps but may not always correct the problem. There was a story of a man in his 40s who had been treated for congestive heart failure and lost 40 pounds. Still, he remained tired all the time, and his wife said he snored so loudly she had to wear earplugs at night. Then she read about sleep apnea in a magazine and insisted he visit the sleep lab, where an overnight study showed his breathing was disrupted 45 times an hour, causing his blood’s oxygen level at night to drop to 65 percent of normal. How can an organic mattress help sleep apnea? For the reasons above, were not sure, but if your choking for air, then it’s a good idea to breathe clean air coming off the mattress via off gassing than breathing chemical fire retardants and all the other chemicals the conventional mattress manufacturers are adding in there products.. www.theorganicmattressstore.com 1-484-851-3636