Sleep apnea: the sleep condition that can kill
Learn all about the causes, symptoms, and treatment
When it comes to sleep conditions, there are some that we often hear about. Insomnia, for example, often finds its way into conversation, as does narcolepsy and even restless legs syndrome. A lesser-known condition is sleep apnea, which causes its sufferer to stop and start breathing while they sleep. The symptoms of sleep apnea vary from person to person, but the most common symptom is unusually loud snoring.
Of course, many people snore and it doesn't necessarily warrant a trip to the doctor. If left untreated, however, sleep apnea can have serious complications and can even be fatal.
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