Sleep Apnea Syndromes

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Sleep Apnea Syndromes

Snoring affects approximately 44 percent of men and 30 percent of women. While most snoring is normal, there is one kind of snoring that can have serious effects - sleep apnea.

People who have sleep apnea stop breathing for 10 to 30 seconds at a time while they are sleeping.

You have Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS) when you stop breathing five or more times in 1 hour while asleep. Or, if you stop breathing 30 or more times during a 6 hour sleep period. But if you have bad SAS, you may stop breathing many more times while asleep.

   

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