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What is obstructive sleep apnea?

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Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious condition that's linked to snoring. If you have sleep apnea, you briefly stop breathing during sleep several times a night.

Sleep apnea can make you tired, give you headaches, and is linked to other serious conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Snoring."

MedlinePlus: "Snoring."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 23, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Snoring."

MedlinePlus: "Snoring."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 23, 2017

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