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5 Things You need to Know About Sleep Studies

October 16, 2017

patient receiving a sleep studySleep apnea is the cessation of breathing for ten or more seconds at a time during sleep. When these breathing cessations occur, the body triggers you to awaken and restart breathing. This can happen 100s of times a night for sleep apnea sufferers. If you’ve been experiencing some of the warning signs of sleep apnea, like loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, and weight gain, your doctor may encourage you to seek out a sleep study. These studies tell your physician a lot about your sleep habits, and they can help make an accurate sleep disorder diagnosis. Before you get started, read this post to learn a little bit more about what a sleep study is and what you can expect from the process.
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