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.
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