What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. The pause in breathing is caused by a blockage in the airway. Each pause typically lasts 10-20 seconds or more. These pauses can occur 20 to 30 times or more an hour. When your sleep is upset throughout the night, you can be very sleepy during the day.Sleep apnea is very common disorder. Sleep apnea is also called the snoring disease.
Types of Sleep Apnea
There are several types of sleep apnea.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Some common symptoms of sleep apnea are:
Can Sleep Apnea be Treated?
Yes. Some common treatments for sleep apnea are: changes in your sleep habits, weight loss, and medication.
Complications of Sleep Apnea
If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause memory loss, weight gain, impotency, headaches, increase the chance of developing high blood pressure, having a heart attack or stroke. Untreated sleep apnea can also increase the risk of diabetes and the risk for work-related accidents and driving accidents.
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