<p>The most common serious sleep disorder, sleep apnea occurs when your breathing is interrupted during sleep. Sleep apnea doesn't just leave you fatigued and irritable—it also raises your risk of several long-term health conditions. The good news is that you have several effective choices for treatment.</p>Read more
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Sleep Apnea Q&As
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
What is sleep apnea?
<p>Sleep apnea is a common breathing disorder that causes breathing to stop during sleep. This causes sleep to be interrupted. Pauses in breathing may last 10 to 20 seconds and can happen 20 to 30 times or more per hour. The interruptions in breathing cause carbon dioxide to build up in the blood. People may resume breathing with a snorting sound.</p><p> </p>
- QWhat should I do if I think I have sleep apnea?
- QHow can I help prevent sleep apnea?
- QWhat can I do to manage my sleep apnea?
- QWhat could cause excessive daytime drowsiness?
- QHow can I be supportive of my partner who has sleep apnea?
- QDoes sleep apnea make it harder to control blood pressure?
- QHow important is sleeping position for people with sleep apnea?
- QHow is sleep apnea linked to eye disorders?
- QWhat are the types of sleep apnea?
- QWhat are the symptoms of sleep apnea?
- QWho gets sleep apnea?
- QHow can I tell if my partner really has sleep apnea?
- QWhat is an apnea monitor?
- QHow does sleep apnea affect aging?