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What Is Sleep Apnea and How Is It Treated?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 15, 2015

Sleep apnea is a disorder where you have several pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. The pauses may be a couple of seconds o even minutes. They can occur many times throughout the night. Sleep apnea is a common chronic condition and is one of the top reasons people are tired during the day. The pauses in sleep cause you to go from deep sleep to light sleep.


Sleep apnea is undiagnosed because it doesn't show up on a blood test. Most of the time, a family member will notice the signs and that leads to diagnosis. There are two types of sleep apnea.

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Topics: Sleep Apnea, Sleep

Sleep Apnea: What Is It And Are You At Risk?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Feb 19, 2015

Good sleep is important to your health. But nearly half of Americans­­, more than 100 million people of all ages, do not regularly sleep well. Sleep Apnea is one of many causes.

According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, 22 million Americans suffer from Sleep Apnea, with 80% of the cases of moderate to severe being undiagnosed.

So, what is this disease?

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Topics: Sleep Apnea, Sleep