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is sleep apnea common?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It has been published that it affects 4% of men and 2% of women, but personally, i think it is much higher. Unfortunately, it has been given lower priority than other medical conditions. That is now changing as we are discovering that is is associated with considerable medical and psychiatric morbidity and even mortality.
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Dr. James Donley
53 years experience Dentistry
I have seen it published that at some point 1 in 4 men and 1 in 11 women will develop sleep apnea. It is a factor in all chronic disease and the number one cause of high blood pressure. Several studies of stroke victims said 91 % had sleep apnea.
Aug 18, 2012

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