Every night, millions of people get mediocre rest because breathing problems disrupt their sleep cycle. Take this quiz to learn about sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea affects approximately how many people worldwide?
more than 5 million
more than 12 million
more than 100 million
World Health Organization stats say that more than 100 million people suffer from sleep apnea, and those are just the cases we know about. It is estimated that many more cases go undiagnosed every year.
Which of the following ethnic groups is more prone to sleep apnea?
According to the U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Hispanic people have a higher risk of developing sleep apnea than other ethnic groups. So do African Americans and those of Pacific Island descent.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs as a result of a physical blockage of the airway, while central sleep apnea happens when the area of the brain responsible for breathing fails to send the right signals to the lungs. There is no such thing as restrictive sleep apnea.
In a pillar implant procedure, this is inserted into the soft palate:
Does the thought of a sythentic fiber string in your mouth's soft tissue make you squirm? This procedure stops the vibration of the soft palate and tends to be more effective for snoring than for sleep apnea.
A pause in breathing while sleeping for a sleep apnea victim typically lasts how long?
1 to 5 seconds
10 to 20 seconds
The pause, which typically lasts 10 to 20 seconds but can last much longer, occurs when the airway is temporarily blocked by the tongue, soft tissues or muscles, and wakes up the afflicted person enough to restart the breathing process.