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My boyfriend is 22 a little over weight and snores and stops breathing for sometimes 20 or more sec at a time. Could this be sleep apneak?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

What you describe sounds like sleep apnea, a condition where one stops breathing intermittently during sleep.
See your doctor or sleep specialist to confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Probably

What you describe sounds like sleep apnea, a condition where one stops breathing intermittently during sleep.
See your doctor or sleep specialist to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

He should definitely be checked for this.
If he has insurance getting a referral to a sleep lab is the best way. If he does not have insurance many of the local CPAP supply stores will do a nocturnal sleep study in the home with the order of the family physician. The machines to treat this run about $500 refurbished and $5000 new. Sleep apnea really must be treated.

In brief: Yes

He should definitely be checked for this.
If he has insurance getting a referral to a sleep lab is the best way. If he does not have insurance many of the local CPAP supply stores will do a nocturnal sleep study in the home with the order of the family physician. The machines to treat this run about $500 refurbished and $5000 new. Sleep apnea really must be treated.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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