So what is sleep apnea? Well as you probably know what sleep is, I'll tell you what apnea is.
Apnea means: not breathing. When you suffer from sleep apnea, your breathing slows or stops when you are sleeping. This can happen about 300 times a night. The throat relaxes and it cannot hold its weight so it collapses. There is not enough oxygen reaching the lungs and when the oxygen levels become too low your breathing starts again. Usually only adults have sleep apnea, but as kids are becoming more overweight, they too are having sleep problems.
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