Everyone loves to sleep. Whether it’s sleeping a full, restful eight hours or a quick power nap after lunch, sleep is truly a beautiful thing. after all, it’s a necessary biological function that nearly all animals — including humans — must perform in order to not only survive, but thrive. Unfortunately, sleep apnea prevents nearly 18 million Americans from getting the healing, restorative sleep they need.
The breathing of sleep apnea sufferers repeatedly starts and stops throughout the course of the night, preventing them from truly getting a fully night of rest. These breaks or pauses in breathing, known as apneas, can be brief and last for only a few seconds or can last for several moments at a time. During this time, the brain senses a lack of oxygen and initiates a coughing or gag reflex in order to “t (more…)
Jun 30 2015