According to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Men are twice as likely than women to suffer from sleep apnea. This means, that the majority of those diagnosed with sleep apnea are men. In fact, they are 8 times more likely to be diagnosed than women. Although sleep apnea may be underdiagnosed in women, the prevalence in men runs much higher. Some symptoms include very loud snoring, lethargy, loss of memory, dry or scratchy throat, and waking up several times throughout the night. Although the short-term symptoms seem relatively mild, the long-term issues that can arise from sleep apnea are very serious, which is why early treatment is so essential. One remedy is the use of a CPAP machine during sleep. This is typically the first form of medication prescribed by doctors when an individual is diagnosed. Unfortunately, this type of treatment can be unsuccessful. Mostly due to the fact that the machine is very invasive and can lead to sleepless nights while using it. What many individuals are unaware of is that there are alternative treatments for sleep apnea. Dr. Bez is dedicated to providing the best treatment for each patient, opposed to a one size fits all approach. This Father’s Day, give your dad the give of sleep by making certain he understands that there are solutions and treatment options for Sleep Apnea, so you can keep him healthy and happy!