Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by the complete or partial reversible closure of the upper airway. The upper airway starts at the nostrils and ends at the top of the trachea (AKA windpipe).
Obstructive sleep apnea causes symptoms divided into daytime symptoms and night time symptoms.
Daytime symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea
Waking up feeling non-refreshed
Falling asleep easily
Night time symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea
Difficulty falling asleep
Difficulty staying asleep
Waking up frequently to urinate
Waking up with a dry mouth
Home sleep monitors are using to screen for obstructive sleep apnea. If the home sleep apnea test is negative and obstructive sleep apnea is strongly suspected, your health provider may recommend a second home sleep test or a test in a sleep lab.
Obstructive sleep apnea can be treated by a variety of measures
Positive pressure therapy
Implants to stimulate breathing
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