Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sleep Disordered Breathing

Falling asleep and sleeping peacefully through the night is an activity that everyone should be capable of doing. Unfortunately for some individuals, they may have a disruption in their sleep due to a condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a disorder that interferes with your normal breathing and causes a reduction of oxygen in the blood.

This condition is known to affect adults as well as children. Common symptoms include gasping for air during sleep or pauses in breathing, and waking up feeling out of breath. I found that 45% of women with this condition are susceptible to developing health issues such as dementia or mild cognitive impairment when compared to those with normal sleeping patterns. It is essential for people who suffer from sleep apnea to seek treatment to avoid major health problems in life.

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