Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that affects at least 18 million people in the United States. Sleep apnea is a disorder where the sufferer stops breathing during the night when they are asleep. The periods of times when they are not breathing are called “apneas.” These apneas can last for a few seconds or last for more than a minute. These can occur frequently throughout the night. Some sufferers experience as many as 60 apneas an hour every night. Many people are given various apparatus, such as a mouthpiece for sleep apnea, to keep the airway open and prevent the apneas from occurring at all.
The problem is that many people go untreated because they are not diagnosed with it. This can be very dangerous. Rec Continue reading