Did you know that an estimated 1 Billion people globally suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? That is 1 in 5 adults.
Our recent podcast guest, Laing Rikkers, shares the details of these statistics and the fact that many Americans (of all ages) don't even know that they have this common sleep disorder. While the statistics are alarming, the good news is that there are treatments available, and Laing is on a mission to advocate for people to be informed of the symptoms and get checked out.
Laing shares with us that the signs and symptoms of OSA can include:
⚫ Daytime drowsiness
⚫ Waking up with a dry mouth
⚫ Waking up gasping for air
⚫ Depression and moodiness
Laing Rikkers is the founder of ProSomnus and author of Morning Leaves, and she is on a mission to educate people on the warning signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), especially after losing her sister to the disorder's complications at the age of 46. Laing and her company have developed a life-changing device for sleep apnea patients.
To learn more about the Prosomnus Device: https://prosomnus.com/
To read Morning Leaves: https://www.laingrikkers.com/
My husband and I both have this and sleep so much better with our CPAP and BIPAP. We didn?t even know we had it until we paid attention to how each other was sleeping!
What great information! I've suffered with insomnia for years and many of the symptoms listed I've suffered from many times.I'll bring this information to my doctor to see if it my apply to me!
Yes my husband has this , for about 15 years now.
Great facts that I didn?t know about! Thank you for the info!
I have very bad insomnia and I?m addict to sleeping pills. Sometimes I am just a zombie
Loved this episode. I had no idea how many people suffer from sleep apnea. So important to hear more about this and raise awareness.