Sleep Apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by interruptions in breathing during sleep. People with sleep apnea will partially awaken as they struggle to breathe and are often not aware of these disturbances taking place.
There are two types of sleep apnea, Central Sleep Apnea (CSA), and the more common, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is estimated to affect about 6 percent of men and up to 4 percent of women. It’s also estimated that 24 percent of middle-aged men and 9 percent of middle age women have OSA.
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Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by the relaxation of soft tissue in the back of the throat that blocks the passage of air. Those who suffer from OSA stop breathing as frequently as 60 times per hour and up to 400 times a night. These episodes can last 10 to 60 seconds and occur repeatedly throughout the night!
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