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The Health Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

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Suffering from sleep apnea can be a drag physically and mentally, but it also takes a toll on your overall health if left untreated. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder wherein you have one or more pauses in breathing, lasting from a few seconds to minutes, while you sleep. These apneic pauses can occur more than 30 times an hour. If diagnosed with sleep apnea, using a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine can decrease apneic pauses while sleeping by delivering pressurized air, usually through a mask, providing just enough air to prevent the airway from collapsing while sleeping.

An estimated 18 million Americans suffer from the harmful effects of sleep apnea. However, two to four percent of all America