Does Altitude Affect Sleep Apnea?

Does Altitude Affect Sleep Apnea?

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Depending on what type of sleep apnea you have, there will be different factors to account for, such as weight loss to help with obstructive sleep apnea and changing medication to help with central sleep apnea. But something that affects all types of sleep apnea is altitude, specifically, high altitude. Research Links Higher Altitude With Increased Sleep Apnea Even without sleep apnea, going from a lower altitude to a higher altitude can leave a person feeling perpetually winded and quickly out of breath. For those with sleep apnea, higher altitude can definitely make breathing more difficult. In a 2011 study,...

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Veterans Are Highly Impacted By Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Veterans Are Highly Impacted By Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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While you may be just one of the tens of millions of Americans that suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), there’s one group you are more likely to be in than others: veterans. According to the Sleep Disorder Center at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, veterans are highly impacted by sleep apnea and are almost 4X as likely to suffer from the sleep disorder than most other groups of Americans.  The group estimates that about 20% of veterans are coping with sleep apnea and so this particular respiratory disorder is one of the most common service-connected disabilities on record....

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