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The Sleep Apnea Resource Guide

Researchers in the area of sleep, find that in order to have a healthy life it is important to have a good and restful sleep. While the amount of sleep required for people can vary from person to person, a minimum of 5 or 6 hours of sleep per night is needed. While not everyone will attain 5 or 6 hours of restful sleep, this is a goal everyone should try to hit. Unfortunately, many times medical issues can prevent people from getting a good night’s sleep.

There are a number of sleep disorders that can prevent people from getting a good night sleep. Some are fairly common and could be easily treated such as insomnia, changes in work shifts and jet lag. Others are more complicated and may need assistance from an expert in the field to treat. These disorders can include narcolepsy, snoring and hypersomnia. However, one of the more common sleep disorders is sleep apnea.

18 million adults in the US have sleep apnea

18 million adults in the US have sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder where your airway becomes blocked and you stop breathing during sleep. When this occurs you can choke or snore loudly. Unfortunately, during this time your brain and body are deprived of oxygen. Typical occurrences of sleep apnea can range from a handful of times per night to hundreds of events each night. If not corrected, sleep apnea has been connected to other medical conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

If you or someone you know is affected by sleep apnea, education is an important way to fight this sleep disorder. Below please find some information about sleep apnea. We hope this information helps you or someone you know learn more about this common problem and how it can be treated.

Sleep Apnea Defined

Cause of Sleep Apnea

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Health Problems of Sleep Apnea

Treating Sleep Apnea

Additional Resources

More Resources

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Derek Hales

Derek Hales

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Derek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sleepopolis. Derek has tested over 90 of the most popular online mattresses, and scores of other bedding accessories. His testing approach is grounded in objective criteria and personalized in-depth research. Derek lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Samatha and dog Tibbers.
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