A Look at Sleep Apnea

Millions of Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, but many people do not realize they have the condition. So, less than 25 percent of cases are diagnosed. Classified as one or more pauses in breathing during the night, sleep apnea is commonly diagnosed through snoring. With sleep apnea, added breathing abnormalities can happen up to one hundred times per night causing lasting effects during the day including lethargy. Sleep apnea increases the risk of hypertension, stroke and heart attacks, heart failure and heart arrhythmia. There are many methods of treatment. For more information, visit the National Sleep Foundation website at www.sleepfoundation.org.

 

 

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