El Paso Sleep Center/Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in…
New Mexico Sleep Center / Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of very low breathing during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from at least ten seconds to minutes, and may occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Similarly, each abnormally low breathing event is called a hypopnea. Sleep apnea is often diagnosed with an overnight sleep test called a polysomnogram, or “sleep study.”
Please visit our Symptoms page to see a broader list of symptoms associated with sleep apnea. There are several types of sleep apnea. If you think you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea don’t hesitate to contact us at the El Paso Sleep Center.