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Sleep Collection—Sleep Apnea

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General Overview

Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The time period for which the breathing stops is usually 10-30 seconds.


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Special Topics (Continued)

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Related Conditions

American Sleep Apnea Association

National Sleep Foundation