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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. Sleep Apnea (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... in the body and disrupt sleep. Types of Sleep Apnea The word apnea comes from the Greek word ... of sleep apnea are: obstructive central mixed Obstructive sleep apnea A common type of sleep apnea in children, ...
  5. 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 ...
  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. Wake up to the Effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Video (American Society of Anesthesiologists)  
    ... To Expect Patient Stories FAQs Anesthesia Topics Obstructive Sleep Apnea Share PRINT Print Home > Anesthesia Topics > Detail Page Wake Up to the Effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that can ...
  9. ... Heart.org Learn More Restricting calories may improve sleep apnea, blood pressure in obese people American Heart Association ... copyright American Heart Association Download (627.0 kB) Sleep Apnea - woman wearing CPAP copyright American Heart Association Download ( ...
  10. 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 ...
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