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Sleep Apnea is Nothing to Snore About

By Byron Udell | March 10, 2016

Sleep Apnea can be a serious condition if it’s not treated. Do it for you. Do it for your life insurance. Yes, you could get better rates if your sleep apnea is more manageable. To learn more, read on.

As that old saying goes: “What you don’t know can hurt you.” And that’s especially true when it comes to issues pertaining to your health. Sometimes a little daily annoyance can mask a much larger problem. (And no, we’re not talking about watching “Jerry Springer.”) Specifically, I’m talking about sleep apnea. If you don’t know what sleep apnea is, trust me, if you have it, everyone living under your roof is affected by it. Just ask your spouse.

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, sleep apnea is a common, yet serious sleep disorder that causes disruptions in your sleeping cycle, and can lead to many long-term, chronic conditions. Think of it as “snoring on steroids.” Many who suffer from it think all they’ve got is a little “Zzzzzzzz” problem, but the truth is sleep apnea is much more serious than that. Instead of a steady snoring sound, sleep apnea sufferers actually stop breathing for several seconds or longer. (Let that sink in for a moment.) Then the body has to catch up, creating that infamously loud “snorting” sound. (Once you hear it, you never forget it, trust me.)

If left untreated, sleep apnea can have a significant impact on your overall health. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine says chronic sleep apnea can put you at a higher risk for hypertension, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and in the worst case scenario, death. (Have I finally gotten your attention?)

But sleep apnea doesn’t have to keep you awake at night with worries. (At last, a ray of hope!) There are things you can do to keep this condition from becoming more chronic. Options include surgery (removal of excess tissue in the mouth) and some medical devices (such as a CPAP machine).

Now, if you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are worried you might not be able to buy life insurancethink again. You can get quality, affordable life insurance with this condition. Just talk to US.

To find out more about this topic, watch this short, informative video. Howard Weissman, AccuQuote’s Medical Underwriting Expert, will tell you more about how you can get affordable life insurance, even if you have this condition.

Everyone who has ANYONE depending on them financially needs life insurance. It’s an incredibly affordable way to ensure that your family’s financial future is protected when you die. And last time we checked, the odds of death are still 1 out of ONE. (And if you think this statement’s a snore, we definitely need to talk.)

Questions? Feel free to reach out to us. As long as it’s during our business hours, you’ll speak with a real live person! (Yup, that’s how we roll.) We’re here to help. Do it for YOU. Do it for your family. You’ll sleep better at night.

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