Sleep Apnea – A Definition
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What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a disorder manifest by snoring and holding of the breath. Patients are often unaware of the breath hold. They often will awaken with a snort, a gasp, or a grunt or choking sensation. They still may not be aware of this and these may only be brought to their attention by a bed mate or spouse.
We hope this video has been informative in helping you understand what sleep apnea is all about. If you have symptoms of sleep apnea, please visit your primary care physician or see a board certified sleep specialist at an accredited sleep center. And always remember, sleep well tonight for a better day tomorrow.
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