What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Connie Franzen
- November 24, 2014
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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
OSA is a life threatening and life altering condition that causes a short cessation of breath repeatedly during sleep due to obstruction of the airway by excess tissue collapsing in the throat.
Sleep Apnea has been linked to:
- Irregular Heartbeat
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Attack and Strokes
Symptoms you should look for include loud snoring, pauses in breathing and daytime sleepiness.
In most cases, sleep apnea is treated with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Device. What is CPAP?
The vast majority of sleep apnea sufferers go undiagnosed and therefore untreated.