WONDER #2376: What is Sleep Apnea?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. how sleep apnea is similar to and different from other sleep disorders.
  2. ways you can stop snoring.
  3. why everyone should be checked for sleep apnea.
  4. sleep apnea, a disorder in which people stop breathing in their sleep.

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a symptom of sleep apnea, according to this Wonder?

  1. Daytime sleepiness
  2. Sleeping straight through the night
  3. Headaches
  4. Decreased attention

Question 3 of 3

Which is the BEST evidence that sleep apnea is common?

  1. “Sleep apnea affects over 18 million Americans of all ages.”
  2. “As soon as they’re breathing regularly again, they fall back to sleep.”
  3. “Left untreated, the disorder can have severe impacts.”
  4. “Sometimes, sleep apnea runs in families.”

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