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Posted by: B | 17/03/2019

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Help! I stop breathing while asleep

my wife says I stop breathing for up to 25 counts while I am sleeping.

EXPERT’S REPLY

Posted 18/03/2019

A
Sounds like you have obstructive sleep apnea. It's very important that you go and see a sleep specialist (usually a pulmonologist) who can order a sleep study. The treatment is to use a special mast for a few hours at night. Untreated this will reduce your lifespan and greatly increase the chance of high blood pressure and having a stroke. Therefore it's important you get it seen to.
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