Topic: Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dec 2012 | Assessment

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic disorder, characterized by repetitive stops and starts in breathing during a night of sleep. As muscles in the throat relax, partial (hypopnea) or complete (apnea) blockage of the airway occurs, leading to symptoms such as snoring, gasping or choking. Other nighttime events associated with intermittent breathing interruptions include […]