Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
OSA is a silent killer; severe obstructive sleep apnea raises the risk of death by 3-fold or more and also increases the risk of non-fatal health problems such as heart disease, arrhythmia, stroke, depression, problems with memory, focus or attention, just to name a few.
This blockage has serious consequences, including decreased oxygen levels, increased CO2 and other waste gas levels, swelling of the extremities, increased blood pressure, stress on the heart, and increased levels of stress chemicals in the body. Many OSA sufferers are tired and sleepy during the day.
OSA is surprisingly common, affecting 20 – 30% of adults in the United States. Most affected individuals are unaware they have the disorder. Approximately 10% of adults have severe OSA.
OSA is also present in children, affecting as many as 1 – 5%.
There are many effective treatments for OSA. Our team of specialists will work closely with you to find a successful individualized treatment approach
And if you’ve been dealing with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, you’ve likely asked yourself the following questions: