a condition in which breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep due to blockage of the upper airway, causing frequent momentary or partial waking: often a result of obesity or neurological impairment and typically associated with sleepiness during the day.
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How to use sleep apnea in a sentence
Take, for instance, those with sleep apnea, in which breathing periodically stops and starts throughout the night.The Tracker That Might Actually Help You Sleep Better | DailyBurn | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Snoring is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, when your airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep.
Sometimes people with sleep apnea wake up during the night gasping for breath.
And in other research, people with sleep apnea were found to have more difficulties with sexual function.
Instead it is designed to alleviate the sleep apnea from which he suffers.
Scientific definitions for sleep apnea
Apnea caused by upper airway obstruction during sleep, associated with frequent awakening and often with daytime sleepiness. It occurs most often in people who are obese or who have an obstructed respiratory tract or neurological abnormalities.
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