Sleep Apnea: Depriving You of More Than Sleep
Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA is a sleep disorder characterized by your throat muscles collapsing and obstructing your airways while you sleep. The lack of oxygen forces you to wake up multiple times throughout the night so you can breathe properly. This process deprives you of oxygen and essential REM sleep, and can lead to long term health issues when left untreated.
Some of these health issues can include:
- Cardiovascular Disease