Overcoming Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea usually includes continuous positive airway pressure devices. These appliances keep the airway open so the body can retain normal blood oxygen levels and avoid serious conditions related to sleep apnea.

If you wake up feeling groggy or lethargic, or your spouse or partner complains that you snore, you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Millions of Americans have this condition. The National Institutes of Health breaks down the numbers further, showing that sleep apnea ...

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What You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea doesn’t necessarily affect overweight patients exclusively — anyone with a family history is susceptible. Other sleep apnea risk factors include high blood pressure and smoking.

Maybe your sleeping partner says your snoring sounds like a 747 landing in the next room; maybe you just don’t wake up refreshed after what you thought was a good night’s sleep and feel tired during the day. These are two signs of sleep apnea — brief periods when you stop breathing while sleeping ...

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Screening for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects 12 million Americans. Learn how doctors diagnose the condition and which sleep apnea treatment is right for you.

Sleep apnea is a common condition — it affects at least 12 million Americans, although many of those cases go undiagnosed. If you snore loudly, wake up feeling groggy even though you think you’ve gotten a good night’s sleep, or feel sleepy and irritable during the day, sleep apnea may be the cause.

People with sleep apnea briefly stop breathing ...

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