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Study Focuses on Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Melatonin

What Causes It?

The following are the major causes of apnea: holding one's breath, taking certain drugs in excess like opiate or tryptamine, choking, and experiencing a neurological disease or trauma.

Obstructive sleep apnea patients experience the effects of this condition for up to 30 times an hour every night. This makes sleep a burden to them because they have to keep waking up for more than a hundred times each night. The worst case scenario is if the patient experiences the respiratory problem at night and lacks knowledge of the required procedures to restore breathing to its normal form. This leads to death in most cases, and people noticing symptoms of the disease should quickly go for a check up to be sure of their state of health.