The Truth About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is surprisingly common in America, affecting the lives of roughly 20 million. The sleep disorder is recognized by its characteristic pauses in breathe during sleep. These pauses can last thirty seconds or more and can occur every other minute in more serious cases. It becomes nearly impossible to obtain quality rest when breathing periodically stops. Each time it stops the body becomes alert as it fights to breathe again, keeping sleep very shallow.