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Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour.

The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. It causes your airway to collapse or become blocked during sleep. Normal breathing starts again with a snort or choking sound. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.

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  1. Sleep Apnea (National Library of Medicine)  
    Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow. Breathing pauses ... an hour. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. It causes your airway to collapse or become ...
  2. Sleep apnea - obstructive; Apnea - obstructive sleep apnea syndrome; Sleep-disordered breathing; OSA ... apnea. Loud snoring is a telltale symptom of sleep apnea. Snoring is caused by air squeezing through the ...
  3. Sleep apnea - central ... Central sleep apnea results when the brain temporarily stops sending signals to the muscles that control breathing. The condition often ...
  4. How Is Sleep Apnea Treated? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Sleep Apnea Treated? Sleep apnea is treated with lifestyle changes, ... children grow. Rate This Content: NEXT >> Featured Video Sleep Apnea Research: The HeartBeat Study 10/14/2014 Living ...
  5. Sleep Apnea From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is Sleep Apnea? Español Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a ... many people. Rate This Content: NEXT >> Featured Video Sleep Apnea Research: The HeartBeat Study 10/14/2014 Living ...
  6. Sleep Apnea From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Sleep Apnea Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Sleep Apnea? Is there any ... Trials Organizations Additional resources from MedlinePlus What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized ...
  7. Snoring and Sleep Apnea (American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery)  
    Snoring and Sleep Apnea Snoring and Sleep Apnea Patient Health Information News media interested in covering the latest from AAO-HNS/F ... newsroom@entnet.org . Insight into sleeping disorders and sleep apnea Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at ...
  8. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons)  
    ... to find out more. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious and ... to find out more. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious and ...
  9. Study Finds a Connection between Glaucoma and Sleep Apnea (American Academy of Ophthalmology)  
    ... Alerts Study Finds a Connection Between Glaucoma and Sleep Apnea Tweet Eye Health Lifestyle Topics Preventing Eye Injuries ... Follow Us New research shows that those with sleep apnea are more likely to develop glaucoma Over the ...
  10. Sleep Apnea (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... kids and teens can develop it, too. About Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea happens when a person stops breathing ... body movements and sleep positions Back Continue Treating Sleep Apnea If enlarged tonsils or adenoids are thought to ...
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