Sleep Apnea 101: Everything You Need To Know For A Better Sleep

young woman sleepingSleep apnea is a common disorder that can be very serious.

In sleep apnea, your breathing stops or gets very shallow while you are sleeping.
Each pause typically lasts 10-20 seconds or more. These pauses can occur 20 to 30 times or more an hour.

The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. During sleep, enough air cannot flow into your lungs
through your mouth and nose even though you try to breathe. When this happens, the amount of oxygen in your blood may drop. Normal breaths then start again with a loud snort or choking sound.

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