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Sleep Apnea

The ABC's of sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep pathology that leads to the decline or obstruction of the respiratory flow, and is characterized by repetition of complete occlusions (apneas) or incomplete (hypopneas) occlusions of the pharynx.

Sleep apnea provokes an oxygen decrease in the blood and often, the person is awakened.

This frequency is measured with a poly-somnographic recording during a night’s sleep within a controlled environment.

Sleep-related problems can have very adverse consequences on your ability to carry out daily tasks.

The causes

The symptoms

The diagnosis tests

The treatments

Sleep apnea also affects children