Obstructive sleep apnea or OSA is a potentially serious sleeping disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. OSA is a serious, lifelong medical condition that affects between 18 and 30 million adults over 18 in the US, with many of them going undiagnosed. OSA is a chronic, lifelong medical condition that can affect your sleep, health and quality of life. OSA has been linked to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, work and driving related accidents and stroke.
Obstructive sleep apnea can have a significant impact on quality of life, placing unnecessary strain on relationships between bed partners, family and in the workplace.
What Causes OSA?