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What is sleep apnea?

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This serious sleep disorder occurs when your breathing is interrupted during sleep. If you have untreated sleep apnea your breathing stops repeatedly while you're asleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means your brain -- and the rest of the body -- may not get enough oxygen.

SOURCES: The National Sleep Foundation. National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 1, 2020

SOURCES: The National Sleep Foundation. National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 1, 2020

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