Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Sleep Apnea is a very serious sleep disorder that occurs when a persons breathing is interrupted during sleep.
Breathing stops because the airway collapses and prevents air passing through the airway. It is a common but yet often undiagnosed sleep disorder.
The pauses in breathing may repeat hundreds of times per night, causing drops in Oxygen level and micro-arousals.
Key signs and symptoms of OSA may include; Excessive daytime sleepiness, Snoring and Gasping for air or choking during sleep.
Regular use of PAP treatment can minimize the impact of OSA. The benefits of effectively treating OSA through regular nightly use of PAP may include: Improved quality of life, increased energy, attentiveness and alertness during the day, improved blood pressure, decreased risk of strokes and heart attacks and improved work performance.