As Stroke Risk Rises Among Younger Adults, So Does Early Death

April 2, 2013

This recent story about the increasing rate of stroke among young people reiterates the need to treat sleep apnea, which is known to be a significant risk factor for stroke. Up to 10% of adult men and 5% of adult women are thought to have sleep apnea, and it is estimated that fewer than 10% of all people with the disease have been diagnosed. Loud snoring, poor sleep quality and excessive daytime sleepiness are the hallmarks of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, so if you (or someone you love) has a snoring problem, please have it evaluated!

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