Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a common and serious condition. People with sleep apnea stop breathing during sleep. This causes them to be very tired during the day. Learn more about sleep apnea.

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is the intermittent absence of breathing during sleep.The apneas or pauses in breathing can happen many times during sleep and in severe sleep apnea some people may have as many as 500 apneas per night.

Sleep Apnea is easily identified by a Sleep Specialist or Respirologist and can be effectively treated.

Sleep apnea is often called the snoring disease because snoring is a common symptom. Snoring followed by silent pauses and daytime sleepiness are strong indicators for sleep apnea. Those who experience these two key symptoms should consult their doctor and seek a referral to a Respirologist for assessment and testing.

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Page Last Updated: 05/01/2021