Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Adrian Pristas, M.D. talks with Two River Times about sleep apnea severity and treatment

According to the National Sleep Foundation, some 18 million Americans now struggle with sleep apnea - a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that has been linked to heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, blood clots and diabetes.

Two River Times recently spoke with Adrian Pristas, M.D., Medical Director of Sleep Medicine for Hackensack Meridian Health, to help convey both the severity of sleep apnea and the scope of treatment options available to patients.

“Sleep apnea is a relatively common disorder of breathing that occurs during sleep where the posterior air way collapses during certain stages of sleep and causes a cessation of breathing for at least 10 seconds or more,” says Dr. Pristas in the Two River Times piece, "A Snorer's Alarming Affliction: Sleep Apnea."

Read the complete Two River Times piece featuring Adrian Adrian Pristas, M.D., Medical Director of Sleep Medicine for Hackensack Meridian Health, here.

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