Discover what sleep apnea is
: If you have exhausted patients, their partners complain about their snoring, or they’re falling asleep at work or while driving, they may have sleep apnea. Early intervention could improve their relationships or save lives
Sleep apnea (also known as sleep apnoea) is a dyssomnia caused by the pharyngeal muscles relaxing during deep sleep and collapsing into patient’s airway, causing the patient to snore, stop breathing, jerk awake a little, then fall asleep again. The patient usually wakes exhausted from lack of sleep and oxygen.
The patient may not know they suffer from sleep apnea because 80% of the people with the condition are believed to be undiagnosed1. Up to 6% of the population suffers from sleep apnea2,3 – increasing to 77% in obese people4 – and many people do not know that they have it.
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