Aug 18, 2014 11:45 PM

Author: Office of Public Affairs

More than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, according to the National Sleep Foundation

What Is Sleep Apnea?

People who suffer from sleep apnea repeatedly stop breathing during sleep, then often gasp for air. Sleep deprivation can cause a number of short- and long-term medical issues, so it’s important to recognize symptoms and seek appropriate treatment.

Are You at Risk?

Sleep apnea can strike either gender at any age, although risk is higher if you are:

  • Male
  • Overweight
  • Age 40 or older

Check out the factoid below for common symptoms and treatment options for sleep apnea. 

Facts about sleep apnea

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