Sleep Apnea

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing stops for brief periods of time while a person is sleeping. These episodes of interrupted breathing last anywhere from 10-30 seconds at a time, and may occur up to 20-30 times per hour. Over the course of a single night's sleep, this can mean up to 400 episodes of interrupted breathing.

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Learn what Sleep Apnea is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Sleep Apnea Causes
Causes
What causes Sleep Apnea? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Sleep Apnea Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Sleep Apnea? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Sleep Apnea Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Symptoms
What are the Sleep Apnea symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Sleep Apnea Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Sleep Apnea
Screening
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Sleep Apnea.
Sleep Apnea Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Sleep Apnea Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Sleep Apnea? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Sleep Apnea treatment options are available?
Sleep Apnea Care
Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Sleep Apnea Doctors
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Do you need to contact a doctor about Sleep Apnea? Select a location to find a specialist in your area.

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