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News & Resources2019-09-16T08:53:04-05:00

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: More Than A Bad Night’s Sleep

By |Sleep Apnea & Other Sleep Disorders|

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly starts and stops due to upper airway obstruction (pictured below). These interruptions in breathing are called apneas. People who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea commonly experience excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, abrupt awakenings, and reduced work performance. Obstructive sleep apnea can also bring about other issues including hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and depression, which when paired with sleep apnea, can be associated with increased ...

What is Sleep Apnea? A Guide for Patients

By |Patient Resources|

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow breathing while you sleep, called apneas. It often goes undiagnosed due to its broad symptoms. Each apnea can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes and may occur 30+ times each hour. During these pauses, your airway relaxes and you are unable to receive enough air to your lungs, causing snoring...