Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is  briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The "apnea" in sleep  apnea refers to a breathing pause that lasts at least ten seconds.  Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the  throat fail to keep the airway open, despite efforts to breathe. Another form of sleep apnea is central sleep apnea, in which the brain fails to properly control breathing during sleep.

 

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