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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) is a serious disease in which breathing starts and stops during sleep due to a blocked airway.  This disease has profound effects on general health and quality of life.  It is estimated that 80-90% of patients with this disease are not diagnosed.  Diagnosis of this disease is made by a physician. There are multiple treatment options for OSA including surgery, cpap therapy, weight loss and lifestyle changes, pharmacological therapy and oral appliance therapy. 

Symptoms of OSA include:


- Snoring
- Breaks in breathing
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Morning headaches
- Restless sleep
- Depression/anxiety/irritability
- Grinding teeth

Untreated OSA has been linked to increased risk for the following conditions:

- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Stroke
- Heart Attack/failure
- High blood pressure
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Diabetes
- Acid Reflux
- Memory Problems