What is Sleep Apnea?

10 Things You Should Know About Sleep Apnea

1. Sleep apnea is when breathing stops entirely or becomes very shallow while you are sleeping.

2. By definition, a sleep apnea pause lasts for longer than 10 seconds, and depending on the severity of the sleep apnea, can occur hundreds of times throughout the night.

3. Sleep apnea affects approximately 3-5 per cent of the Australian population (almost 1.1 million people).

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