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Central Florida Health News|December 2019
If You Don’t Snooze, You Lose! How Much Do You Really Know About Sleep Apnea?
Erika Aldrich

A FULL NIGHT’S sleep is supposed to be restful and recharging, but for millions of Americans, that’s not the case. Many wake up in the morning tired and unrested, and most don’t know that sleep apnea is to blame. Sleep apnea is a condition that disrupts sleep, keeping sufferers from getting that restful, restorative sleep that is so important. Sleep apnea can also cause further health issues, both mental and physical, so it’s important to know the signs and symptoms. Take our quiz and arm yourself against the dangers of sleep apnea.

Which of the following defines sleep apnea?

A. When sleep terrors and other sleep conditions disrupt your sleep.

B. When breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted— for at least 10 seconds—during sleep, fragmented sleep and low blood oxygen levels.

C. When depression or other mental health issues disrupt sleeping patterns.

D. When you are unable to control when you fall asleep or wake up.

True or False? Over 18 million American adults suffer from sleep apnea.

What factors increase the risk of developing sleep apnea?

A. Having a small upper airway, a recessed chin, or a small jaw.

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