Five Surprising Facts About Sleep Apnea

Time: 2016-12-05

  Tossing, turning, snoring and waking up in a fog might mean more than just a bad night’s sleep, especially if they happen on a regular basis.

  For many, sleep apnea is to blame for these symptoms. With sleep apnea, your breathing is disrupted while you are asleep. The results range from short-term sleepiness to long-term risks for diseases. You’d be surprised by how common this condition is — and how it can affect you.

   1. Many people have sleep apnea but don’t know it

   2. It’s not just for overweight men who snore

   3. It may seem like depression, fatigue or something else

   4. Sleep apnea can lead to serious complications

   5. You can do something about it

   There are ways to deal with sleep apnea. Weight loss can help, since obesity is a risk factor. So can avoiding alcohol and other sedatives and making a change in sleep habits.

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