What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing, during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from at least ten seconds to minutes, and may occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Similarly, each abnormally low breathing event is called a hypopnea. Sleep apnea is diagnosed with either with an overnight sleep study called a "polysomnogram or PSG" or more recently at the patient's home called ( Home Sleep Testing or HST)
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