"Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. they may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound." -National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

According to the American Sleep Apnea Association 22 million American suffer from sleep apnea. 80% of the cases of moderate and sever obstructive sleep apnea are undiagnosed. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is most frequently seen in men over 40, especially those who are overweight or obese.

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