Sleep Apnea / Obstructive Sleep Apnea
People with sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea stop or pause their breathing while they sleep, dozens or hundreds of times each night. When this happens, you may snore loudly or making choking noises as you try to breathe. This potentially life–threatening condition often causes loud snoring and feeling tired after a full night’s sleep. Age and obesity are the main risk factors and the condition is more common in men, but many younger people who are within a normal weight range are also at risk. Untreated chronic sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea can lead to stroke or a heart attack as the brain does not get enough oxygen during sleep.
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August 2021 – American Heart Association Article – Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease – Read The Article