Good Life

July 13, 2014

Health Break: A nighttime burglar: Dangerous sleep apnea robs sufferers of night’s rest

Millions of individuals and families worldwide are familiar with this scenario: An individual drifts off to sleep and within minutes begins to snore, perhaps quietly at first. Breathing becomes irregular; snoring grows louder. There may be a period of relative silence during which the individual’s chest wall appears to move as if he or she is breathing, but no snoring is heard. Suddenly there is an “explosion” of noisy breathing and motion as the individual arouses and possibly awakens.

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