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What is Sleep Apnea?

Why do we sleep?

Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Healthy sleep also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases

Sleep Apnea explained in 1 minute

Sleep Apnea is an involuntary pause in breathing during sleep for at least 10 seconds. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common type, caused by an obstruction of the airways in the throat region (1,2) , it happens when the muscles relax during sleep.

Airflow is obstructed or reduced, causing vibrations that result in snoring during sleep and a drop in oxygen. The brain senses this lack of oxygen and responds with sudden, unconscious, short-lived “micro-awakenings” called resuscitative snoring to restore breathing. The repeated occurrence of frequent interruptions of breathing during the night breaks the sleep pattern, which ceases to be a restorative activity.

Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SA) is a common and serious sleep disorder that significantly affects everyday life and health.

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