Sleep apnea is a killer. Many people do not even realize they have the condition until it is too late. There are stories by the dozens of two spouses going to sleep and only one waking up. It is a very serious situation.
Many just go through their lives thinking they simply have a severe snoring problem, and that as long as people are outside of earshot, nobody is getting hurt. But, sleep apnea is more than just loud snoring.
Sleep apnea is a relatively common disorder in which the sufferer has pauses in their breathing, sometimes one, two, or more, or where their breath goes very shallow during the night, where they are barely breathing at all. These pauses in breathing can last for just a few seconds to a minute or more and may occur up to 30 times or more per hour. Typica