In a previous post, we talked about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and how using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine can reduce the symptoms and risks of this serious health condition. If you have OSA, the soft tissues of your throat collapse and block your airway while you sleep, causing breathing to stop and start repeatedly.
Getting a good night’s sleep is as vital as eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. And as with nutrition and exercise, everyone’s needs are unique. One person can fully function with only six hours of sleep, while another might need at least seven hours or more.