Sleep Apnea: a common and potentially life-threatening sleep and breathing disorder

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Sleep apnea causes you to repeatedly wake up throughout the night, as you involuntarily stop breathing, sometimes hundreds of times every night.

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This results in a number of serious symptoms and side effects, including:

Over 25 million Americans currently have sleep apnea, but 80% of these people don't know they have it

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Left untreated, sleep apnea increases the risk for many serious medical conditions, such as:

Heart issues
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
Brain issues
  • Memory loss
  • Cognitive decline
  • Mood disorders, like depression

However, once diagnosed, sleep apnea can be successfully treated. Treatment can restore normal breathing during sleep, reduce stress on your heart, relieve symptoms, and improve quality of life.

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