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Posted on: 11-11-14
Myths and facts of Sleep Apnea or Snoring

Myths: Snoring is not Sleep Apnea
Fact: Snoring is otherwise called sleep apnea. It is a temporary cessation of breath during the sleep. A Person with sleep apnea may stop breathing around 350 t0 450 times during the sleep at night. The cessation of breath may remain just for a few seconds and are usually followed by snort when breathing resumes. This often interrupts the sleep and leave tried whole day

Myths: Sleep Apnea Is Dangerous
Fact: Sleep Apnea as such, does not cause any injury to the health, but has been linked to job-related injuries, heart attacks, strokes and car accidents.

Myths: Sleep Apnea Blocks Your Breath
Fact: Obstructive sleep apnea (or OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea. OSA happens when the airway is blocked by the tissues like, the tongue or tonsils in the back of the throat. In OAS the sleep apnea is not controlled by the brain

Myths: People at old age get Get Sleep Apnea
Fact: Though the sleep apnea can affect people of all ages, but it is more common after age 40. OSA is more likely to develop in persons who are overweight and usually seen in male. The condition also tends to be hereditary.

Myths: Alcohol Helps to Sleep
Fact: An alcoholic drink taken before bed or taking sleeping pills may make you drowsy, this leads muscles in the back of the throat get relaxed and blocks the passage of the airways.

Myth: Sleep Apnea Is not seen in Kids
Fact: OSA is also seen in one of 10 children. Most of the cases, the child eventually outgrows this, if the condition is mild. But in some cases, as a result of OSA, children may develop serious medical problems or behavioral issues.

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