By David Mittleman

Sleep Apnea: the Chronic and Potentially Deadly Sleeping Condition

Sleep apnea is a common disorder, with an estimated 18 million Americans affected by the condition. “Apnea” is Greek for “without breath” and this accurately characterizes the disorder, whereby affected individuals spontaneously pause their breathing during sleep. Pauses in breathing can last for a few seconds to minutes, and may occur 30 or more times per hour. Normal breathing typically starts again, with a choking or snoring sound initiating the start of breathing. At the lower end of the spectrum, sleep apnea is disruptive to sleep, …read more

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