McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Sleep Apnea

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In this video Dr. Peter Powles, a sleep specialist from the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, describes sleep apnea — a common sleep disorder where breathing patterns are intermittently obstructed at night during rest. He explains the risk factors for this disease including obesity, the structure of the oral cavity and sleeping position. He also talks about the treatment options.

— Video by Soheil El-azzouni, Stanley Chen, Sara Halawa, Yuxin (Tiffany) Tian and Kimberly Young