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Sleep Apnea – A Common Breathing Disorder

sleep apneaWhat is Sleep ApneaSleep apnea is a sleeping disorder in which the sleeper is constantly awakened due to pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while they attempt to sleep.

Most people that suffer from sleep apnea are not even aware of it.  Sleep apnea is a treatable sleeping disorder when it is recognized.  When its left untreated it can lead to serious health problems so its wise to visit a physician when you suspect that might have it.  Sleep apnea does come with some warning signs that will enable you to distinguish it from regular snoring.

If you suffer from sleep apnea your breathing pauses can last up to several minutes.  You can have these interruptions in breath up to 30 or 40 times in just one hour.  You go from breathing normal to interruptions in breath again.  It interrupts your ability to get a good nights sleep.  You’re rarely able to get any deep sleep due to all the breathing challenges.  Your body will often feel fatigued during daytime hours.

People that suffer from sleep apnea never enjoy what is known as restorative sleep because all they experience is what is characterized as light sleeping.  You’ll find that they are also lack mental sharpness, less productive, very poor concentration, higher risk for causing automobile accidents and a higher risk for infectious diseases.