01 April 2015

Introducing April's theme at SHC: Sleep Breathing Disorders

Yet thousands of people are not getting adequate oxygen as they sleep. What's more, they don't know it. These aren't just the elderly or those with respiratory diseases like asthma; as much as 20 percent of the entire American adult population may be suffering from a sleep-breathing disorder and not even know it. 

For April, SHC focuses on sleep breathing disorders. The most common is snoring, but sleep apnea and upper airway resistance problems aren't far behind. Sleep breathing encompasses many healthcare categories, including pulmonary medicine, dentistry, ear-nose-throat health, neurology and more. Learn how breathing is essential for quality sleep this month, as well as discover the risks you take by not addressing your sleep breathing problems.