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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.

From: Sleep Apnea WebMD Medical Reference

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

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 18, 2018

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

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 18, 2018

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