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Vitamin D deficiency linked to sleep apnea

Posted on: December 26, 2012   by  John Cannell, MD

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing during sleep. Each pause in breathing can last from a few seconds to a minute or more, and may occur up to 30 times an hour. Such pauses interrupt the supply of oxygen to the body, especially the brain. It is diagnosed with an overnight sleep test, called a sleep study.

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