Posts Tagged ‘apnea’

Sleep Apnea Causes

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a period of time when you do not breathe. The bad part is you probably do not even realize you are not breathing because you are asleep. Statistics show that 90% of people who suffer from sleep apnea do not even know they have a problem. This may happen hundreds of times a night. If this disorder is not caught and treated it can be life-threatening. (more…)

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

The word apnea actually means ‘no breath.’ The two together means no breath. Sleep apnea happens when you stop breathing while sleeping. A person can literally have hundreds of these periods of non-breathing in one night. They normally last from 10 seconds and can be longer. The next time you are jolted from sleep in the middle of the night gasping for air you may well have been in the midst of sleep apnea. (more…)