Nightly Apneic Episodes

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How many nightly apneic episodes will a person with sleep apnea have?

Nightly Apneic Episodes

A person with sleep apnea may have few or many apneic episodes during a night's sleep. 35 individuals suffering from sleep apnea studied at Stanford University's Sleep Disorders Center recorded from 68 to 682 apneic episodes during a seven hour sleep period. The length of time that each apnea lasted ranged from 10 to 190 seconds. The latter figure is not a misprint: some individuals sometimes stopped breathing for as long as three minutes and ten seconds!

   

Comments

11/9/2006 12:58:47 PM
MARTIN said:

HOW CAN SOMEONE LIVE AFTER NOT BREATHING FOR 3 MINUTES.


5/23/2008 8:19:46 PM
Phillip said:

The cardiovascular system may slow down to the extent that there is a lower oxygen requirement. The oxygen supply decreases and the body is at an extreme resting point.




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