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ap nee uh

  • n  transient cessation of respiration

  • In one study involving patients with severe sleep apnea (five or more episodes of apnea per hour), researchers found it was "significantly related to a two-fold increased risk of a .
  • For most non-medical people, the term "apnea" is most familiar when coupled with the word "sleep," and refers to a dangerous condition in which people inadvertently stop .
  • How was I to know I was suffering from sleep apnea? I was unconscious.
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  • Bruce Smith in Corning Leader
    My patient friend, who endured the horrors of my sleep apnea for 10 years as my roommate,Smith said.
  • Linda Schrenko in Online Athens
    A long list of things. I have narcolepsy. I have sleep apnea. I have a heart condition,Schrenko said, also listing problems with her back, circulatory system and pulmonary system.

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