Nap Apnea, the condition “in which the airway collapses and blocks respirating for 30 seconds….” sending the brain a signal to wake up. People with nap apnea suffer from sleepiness at work or anywhere and possible high blod pressure. Being over weight and over 65 years of age makes you a good candidate for sleep apnea. But children with large tonsils and adenoids do suffer from difficulty in breathing during sleep.
Photo: BananaStock Recently, the Health & Wellness section of the Los Angeles Times had two excellent articles that dealt with the problem of sleep apnea.
CPAP machines can be uncomfortable. There’s dental mouth pieces, nasal respirating strips and nasal septoplasty as an alternative.