Sleep apnea is so common that it affects millions of people every night. Snoring on its own isn’t necessarily a problem, but it can be an indication of more serious conditions such as upper airway resistance syndrome or obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is reported in as many as 40% of adults over the age of 40. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea can be dangerous because your airways are blocked. The episodes of blockage can last as long as 20 to 40 seconds. The dangers of this range from chronic tiredness to traumatic brain injury.

To learn more about treatments for obstructive sleep apnea, speak with Dr. Jay Khorsandi.

Contact us at our office in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation.