Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is the interruption of breathing that occurs moments after falling asleep, preceded by a period of cessation of breathing for at least 10 seconds. If this process is repeated 5 times for each hour of sleep, it is pathological and is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstruction of breathing causes a decrease in oxygen levels in the body that makes it difficult for the person to have a restful sleep and causes tiredness the next morning. In addition, the persistence of this lack of oxygen could lead to pulmonary hypertension and future right-sided heart failure or myocarditis, so it is important to detect it early and perform relevant tests for safe diagnosis. 


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