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Types of Sleep Apnea

There are two basic types of sleep apnea. Both types are defined by pauses in breathing while you sleep. In some cases, a person may have a combination of both types, a condition called complex or mixed sleep apnea. The two types of sleep apnea are: Obstructive: This type of sleep apnea is the most […]

Complications of Sleep Apnea

Some of the complications of sleep apnea are immediate. Loud snoring, sleep interruption, and periods of breath cessation can result in daytime issues such as chronic sleepiness, frequent morning headaches, difficulties concentrating, memory loss, and general irritability. However, sleep apnea can have a number of long-term complications as well, making it important to seek treatment […]

My Partner Snores – Does That Mean He Has Sleep Apnea?

Since so many people with obstructive sleep apnea also snore, it is listed as one of the risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA). Studies of both men and women show that between 30 percent and 50 percent of Americans snore. With US population estimates for 2010 at about 310 million, and only 12 […]

Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is much more common than people think. Millions of Americans have undiagnosed sleep apnea and can’t figure out why they don’t feel rested in the morning. Ask yourself these questions: Do you experience chronic fatigue or feel sleepy during the day? Do you nod off at inappropriate times? Do you snore? Are your […]

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