snoring man wonders about his risk level for sleep apnea

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Jun, 2016

How Can I Determine My Risk Level For Sleep Apnea?

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If you snore, you may think of it as simply an annoyance. But it’s actually a signal that something isn’t working as it should and that your sleep isn’t as efficient and restful as it should be. It can also be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a serious medical condition. This is a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder that’s characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. This can occur…

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NFL player with sleep apnea affecting his performance

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May, 2015

NFL Players With Sleep Apnea Lose More Than Sleep

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Over the past decade, there’s been a significant rise in awareness about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the health risks associated with this disorder that’s characterized by repeated disruptions in breathing during sleep. Nevertheless, the majority of individuals living with this condition – more than 18 million Americans according to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine – remain undiagnosed and untreated. If the sheer number of individuals impacted by…

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man snoring

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Apr, 2015

Chronic Snorer? You May Have Sleep Apnea

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Snoring is a commonplace habit that is often met with an eye roll or an elbow nudge from a spouse, significant other or non-snoring family member. Almost everyone has an embarrassing snoring story to share, which makes sense given that 45% of American adults snore at least occasionally and 25% are habitual snorers, totaling millions of individuals affected by this sleep habit.   Sure, a little snoring now and then…

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