Warning signs of obstructive sleep apnea
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This is "Sleep Awareness Week."
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious disorder. It’s where a person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more at a time.
The most common signs include:
- Loud snoring.
- Gasping for air during sleep.
- Awakening with a dry mouth.
- Morning headache.
- Excessive daytime sleepiness.
It’s estimated 25 million Americans may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, with many more undiagnosed.
If left untreated, it can cause heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, depression, even an early death.