The TimesRecorder profiles Genesis Sleep Disorders Center, focusing on how it’s helped patients in the community.

That’s why it’s so important that centers such as this one exist, she said. And part of the job is reaching out to people with information and awareness.

For most people with sleep apnea, the best treatment option is using the C-PAP, a machine that provides continuous air pressure to help people continue breathing while asleep, said Rojewski. Surgery and oral devices can also help, but in some cases, not enough tissue can be removed from the throat to enlarge the airways, so many simply use the C-PAP.