If you have a tough time sleeping, it may be because of a common problem.
Did you know that sleep apnea affects at least 25 million adults in the U.S.? So you may be in good company. The condition causes the upper airway to collapse frequently while a person sleeps, robbing them of a good night's sleep and leading to daytime sleepiness and drowsy driving. Dr. Harneet Walia [[ wall-ee-uh ]] says new research from the Cleveland Clinic supports a growing body of evidence that shows treating sleep apnea with a C-PAP machine can help reduce sleepiness behind the wheel.
A C-PAP machine is worn while sleeping and designed to increase air pressure in the throat to stop the airway from collapsing. In addition to drowsy driving and daytime sleepiness, Dr. Walia notes that sleep apnea can also have cardiovascular consequences, so it's important to be properly diagnosed and treated.
A simple sleep study can get to the bottom of those restless nights and sleepy days.Source: MetroSource