Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a chronic condition in which a person experiences shallow breathing and breathing pauses while sleeping. Breathing pauses can last for a few seconds up to minutes, and may occur 30 or more times in one hour. After a person begins breathing again after a pause, he or she may snort loudly. This snort is a major sign of sleep apnea.

Other signs and symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, dry mouth when waking up, morning headaches, sleep deprivation and daytime tiredness.

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Doctor Make an appointment with a Sleep Medicine Specialist

Diagnosis Tests used to diagnose sleep apnea include sleep tests and a nocturnal polysomnography

Medical Kit Devices like a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) can be used for treatment

Surgery Surgery is only recommended when a person does not respond to devices or appliances

Understand the Basics


What is Sleep Apnea?

What is Sleep Apnea?

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Can Patients Really Die From Sleep Apnea?

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Understand Causes


Sleep Apnea: What Are the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment?

Sleep Apnea: What Are the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment?

Most of the time, snoring is taken as a joke or something one might get embarrassed about. But in reality, it can often be a sign of a common sleeping disorder called sleep apnea. Read this article to know what causes sleep apnea, its symptoms, and treatment.

Can Patients Really Die From Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects almost 12 million people in the United States. While common, can it really be a direct cause of someone's death? Find out here.

10 Products That Will Finally Give You Some Shut-Eye

The average person takes 15-20 minutes to fall asleep. If you take a lot longer, try these products that will help you get some shut-eye!

Understand Treatment


Sleep Apnea: What Are the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment?

Sleep Apnea: What Are the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment?

Most of the time, snoring is taken as a joke or something one might get embarrassed about. But in reality, it can often be a sign of a common sleeping disorder called sleep apnea. Read this article to know what causes sleep apnea, its symptoms, and treatment.

Can Patients Really Die From Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects almost 12 million people in the United States. While common, can it really be a direct cause of someone's death? Find out here.

10 Products That Will Finally Give You Some Shut-Eye

The average person takes 15-20 minutes to fall asleep. If you take a lot longer, try these products that will help you get some shut-eye!