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Many people have sleep apnea, but may not even know it. In fact, sleep apnea affects more than 3 in 10 men and nearly 1 in 5 women, so it's more common than you might think.1 It's important to recognise some of the common symptoms and understand why you may be feeling so tired and find out what to do if you do have sleep apnea.
Find out the differences between the three main types of sleep apnea, and how to recognize the symptoms in yourself or loved ones.
What is sleep apnea? Find out exactly what is meant by "sleep apnea", and what happens to your body while you’re having an apnea. When you have an apnea, air stops flowing to your lungs for 10 seconds or longer. A control centre in your brain triggers you to wake up just enough to take a breath. Then you fall back to sleep and the cycle begins again. In some people this can happen over 50 times every hour.
The good news about sleep apnea is that if you have it, you’re not alone. There is something you can do about it, and you’ll feel much better after being treated for it.
Sleep apnea is more common than you might think. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, you won’t need to walk the journey alone. Join the sleepvantage member support program today—it’s absolutely FREE!
It's important to make sure you’re receiving the proper sleep apnea treatment all night, every night. ResMed has two CPAP data trackers that sync up to its machines: