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Did you know that nearly 12 million people in America are affected by sleep apnea? You may be one of them if you are drowsy during the day with no explanation, snore loudly, or wake up breathless in the middle of the night.
Sleep apena is a condition in which your breathing stops periodically during sleep, sometimes as as much as once a minute, and an apena can last longer than 60 seconds. Each time you stop breathing in your sleep, the resulting lack of oxygen alerts your brain, which temporarily wakes you up to restart proper breathing. The constant wake-sleep, wake-sleep cycle prevents you from achieving deep sleep, resulting in a constant drowsy feeling during the day, lack of energy, depression and weight gain.
Obstructive sleep apnea
- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs due to a physical blockage, usually the collapsing of the soft tissue in the back of the throat. Obstructive sleep apnea is more common in males than females, and more common in older adults (40+) than younger adults and children.