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As it turns out, people with sleep apnea who have short breathing interruptions while asleep are at higher risk of death than those with longer interruptions.
In older men, two sleep abnormalities may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke.
An estimated 12 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea, which is characterized by repeated episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep. Yet 95 percent are undiagnosed and untreated.