Lung Health Basics: Sleep Fact Sheet

Two illustrated lung characters asleep in bed. A man asleep in bed. Two diagrams of air flowing into a person’s nose and mouth; the left diagram, labeled “Healthy breathing,” shows air flowing into the nose and mouth and down the person’s throat; the right diagram, labeled “Obstructive sleep apnea,” shows air flowing in the nose and mouth and stopping at the top of the throat where the airway is blocked.

This factsheet provides definitions for basic terms related to lung health and sleep, definitions of sleep conditions, and treatments for sleep apnea.

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