Sleep apnea

From W8MD weight loss and sleep centers
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by temporary cessation of breathing during sleep. It can result in decreased oxygen levels, excessive daytime sleepiness, and an increased risk of heart disease. There are two main types of sleep apnea]] Obstructive sleep apnea (osa), caused by a physical blockage in the airway, and central sleep apnea, caused by a failure of the brain to properly control breathing during sleep. Treatment options may include lifestyle changes, positional therapy, and continuous positive airway pressure (cpap) therapy.

External links

This sleep related article is a short summary. For quality control, we do not encourage or allow strangers to edit the content.