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SLEEP APNEA
CYCLES OF SLEEP
COMPLICATIONS FROM APNEA
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
CAUSES OF SLEEP APNEA
DIAGNOSIS OF SLEEP APNEA
TREATMENT OF SLEEP APNEA


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Sleep Apnea - Toronto DentistIf so, you may have sleep apnea. In this potentially serious sleep disorder, breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. "Apnea" is Greek for "without breath."

It has been estimated that 60% of men and 40% of women between the ages of 40 and 60 years of age snore. Snoring occurs when there is a partial obstruction of the airway which causes the palatal tissues to vibrate. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway is completely blocked for certain periods of time.

As many as 20 million people in North America may have sleep apnea.

Snoring is a social problem, particularly for the spouse, but obstructive sleep apnea poses a significant health risk for the patient in that it can lead to irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.

People with sleep apnea often have loud snoring. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. Some people with sleep apnea don't even know they snore.
Some brand names of products associated with snoring and sleep are somno-med, tap appliance, silent nite, sleep right, silencer, snor-x, klearway, snorefree, and oasys
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