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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. It can cause high carbon dioxide levels and low oxygen levels in the bloodstream. Sleep Apnea can cause hypertension, stroke, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, heart failure, diabetes, obesity, and many other health conditions.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

If this goes on it could be life-threatening, so the brain automatically wakes you up, though you may not be conscious enough to know. Sleep apnea sufferers often go undiagnosed for a long time.

Treatment for sleep apnea can include the use of a c-pap or bi-pap machine, use of a custom oral appliance that protrudes the lower jaw in order to prevent the tongue from blocking your airway. These methods can be used in conjunction with lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and/or drinking along with incorporating diet and exercise.

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