Who is at risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

Briefly covers OSA statistics in the United States and those at risk for the condition.

Approximately 40 million American adults have symptoms of OSA, and it is estimated that about 25 million of those have moderate-to-severe OSA, needing treatment.

On average, OSA affects about 1 in 3 men and 1 in 6 women in the age range of 30 to 70. Moderate-to-severe OSA, which is the most important to detect and treat, affects about 15% of all men and 5% of all women, but those odds increase as we grow older and gain weight.

There is a high likelihood that people with the following chronic conditions will also have OSA:
• Hypertension (high blood pressure)
• Diabetes
• Depression
• Stroke
• Congestive Heart Failure
• Atrial fibrillation (cardiac arrhythmia)
• Obesity
• Fibromyalgia
• Erectile dysfunction