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What Does Obstructive Sleep Apnea Look Like?

A daytime nap on a long, summer day is a beautiful thing. However, too many naps can be a red flag. Why? Well, daytime sleepiness can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a serious condition that can lead to heart and other health problems.

While there are a number of risk factors associated with OSA, a recent study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison* suggests that America’s widening waistline is in part responsible for the increasing rates of OSA. Among other data, the authors estimate that 10% of men between the ages of 30 and 49, and 17% of men between the ages of 50 and 70 show symptoms of OSA.

June is Men’s Health Month. If a man in your life is snoozing a little too much during the lazy days of summer, get him into McGann Facial Design for a consultation. Oral surgeons are experts at diagnosing and treating OSA, and the McGann Facial Design team can put you back on the road toward a healthy future.

*Peppard, P — WebMD: Obesity May Be Fueling Jump in Sleep Apnea Cases

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