World Sleep Day Resources and Materials

Sleep apnea is a common, yet often undiagnosed sleep disorder. People who have sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during sleep because the soft tissue in the throat or “airway” collapses, cutting off the flow of air to the lungs. Breathing is often interrupted hundreds of times each night, usually accompanied by heavy snoring and gasps for breath. Surprisingly, the person with sleep apnea rarely realizes it is happening. However, it can keep a concerned partner up all night worrying (or sleeping on the couch). Below is a set of resources to help you or someone you know who may suffer from sleep apnea.