Has anyone ever been to a sleep clinic and NOT been diagnosed with sleep apnea? I know several people who have gone and every one of the were prescribed the sleeping machines. Do you suppose every person alive has sleep apnea?
Have you been to a Sleep Lab? Do you have Sleep Apnea? "Several People" does not constitute a valid sample. First, you need to be referred to a sleep lab by a Doctor. Your "People" probably told their Dr their symptoms and the Dr sent them. People don't go to Sleep Labs just for the Hell of it.
Do you know the symptoms of Sleep Apnea? Probably not. So here they are: http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/tc/sleep-apnea-symptoms
Anyone who has any of these symptoms should see a Doctor for evaluation. Sleep Apnea is nothing to fool with. It can lead to a shorter life, as in DEATH!
What Are the Effects of Sleep Apnea?
If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a growing number of health problems including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart failure, irregular heart beats, and heart attacks
- Worsening of ADHD
In addition, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for poor performance in everyday activities, such as at work and school, motor vehicle crashes
, as well as academic underachievement in children and adolescents. http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sleep-apnea/sleep-apnea
So mbrookes, educate yourself and your loved ones. You may save your life and theirs.