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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

OSAThe most common sleeping disorder is “OSA”. “OSA” is when the upper airway is obstructed (closed, 10 seconds or longer) during sleep, and prevents the person sleeping from getting enough air, which usually causes wakening during the night. It is the most common cause of excessive daytime sleepiness, and is most common in men with women rapidly catching up.

The most common symptoms of OSA are...

  • Loud, habitual snoring
  • Pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Irritability/Personality changes
  • Obesity
  • Choking/Gasping/snorts during sleep
  • Hypertension
  • Non-refreshing sleep/inability to wake up
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Morning headaches
  • Upper airway abnormalities
  • Frequent napping
  • Nocturnal Angina/Arrhythmias
  • Frequent awakenings
  • Sexual problems

Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is painless and easier than you think. All it requires is an overnight test that monitors several things i.e. oxygen level, leg movements, snoring, and breathing effort.

If you or a loved one suffers from OSA, you will be glad to hear that most benefit from an evaluation, along with treatment and proper follow-up. Contact Avilys today to see how we can help.


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