What Happens During Sleep Apnea?

Snoring may cause a temporary inconvenience to those within earshot, but sleep apnea can impact a person’s waking life by significantly reducing the quality of one’s sleep. Watch this video for a look at what happens during sleep apnea.

When you are awake, there are muscles keeping the narrowest part of your throat open wide enough for air to comfortably travel to and from your lungs. When you fall asleep, these muscles relax and the airway constricts. If you have sleep apnea, this airway constricts to the point where air cannot pass. You are then awakened so that your airways can reopen. This may happen several times each night, preventing the individual from sleeping properly.

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