What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is potentially a life-threatening disorder which is linked to irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure and heart failure. Obstructive sleep apnea can cause you to involuntarily stop breathing for up to one minute while sleeping. Symptoms of this condition include loud snoring, pauses in breathing and daytime sleepiness. With Obstructive Sleep Apnea, breathing is interrupted when your upper airway collapses and prevents air from getting into their lungs. Sleep patterns are interrupted having a direct affect on the quality of life and is associated with serious health issues.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Snoring interrupted by pauses in breathing
- Crowded Airway
- Morning Headache
- Gasping or choking during sleeping
- Restless Sleep
- Fatigue during the day
- Sexual dysfunction
- High Blood Pressure
- Large neck size – men over 17 inches; women over 16 inches
- Poor judgment or concentration
- Memory Loss
- Morning headache