In general sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing stops and starts. If you have been told you snore loudly or you frequently wake feeling unrefreshed and tired throughout the day you may have sleep apnea. There are different types of sleep apnea but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea that occurs when throat muscles relax and obstruct your airway. Some reasons you may develop sleep apnea include excess weight, male gender, advanced age, and sinus conditions. Other medical conditions such as congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, type 2 Diabetes, and Asthma can put you in a higher risk category for developing sleep apnea.
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