Sleep Apnea Definition

noun
A chronic disorder in which breathing is briefly suspended repeatedly during sleep.
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The body reactions to sleep apnea include.
As the oxygen levels in the body fall, the person wakes up as he gasps for air.
He may make a choking or snorting sound. In severe cases, this can happen up to 30 times an hour.
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Since you have to be aroused to start sleeping again, your sleep is interrupted and the sleep you do get is not very beneficial. You may not even be aware, when you have sleep apnea, that your body is having this reaction. However, sleep apnea can be very dangerous to your body if not properly treated.
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Since you are not getting high quality sleep, you will not be alert and may have impaired judgment or reflexes. You may feel fatigued, drowsy, and be irritable.
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Males are more likely to have sleep apnea than females. Other factors play a role such as:
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Noun

Singular:
sleep apnea
Plural:
sleep apneas

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