Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder. It can have a severe effect on your health and lifestyle. Loud, frequent snoring is one or the most common signs of this problem. OSA often causes excessive daytime sleepiness. This can harm both your performance at work and your quality of life. Research shows thai OSA also can lead to high blood pressure and oilier heart problems.

OSA involves the partial or complete collapse of the airway during sleep. It can occur up to hundreds of times in one night. The process thai results in a blocked airway during sleep is rather complicated. It starts when the muscles in the throat relax as you sleep. This makes it more likely for the airway to collapse.

The lungs create a negative pressure as they pull air through a narrow airway. The pressure may cause the breathing passage to collapse. This is much like a straw that
flattens and collapses if you pinch one end closed while sucking on the other end. With the airway blocked, no breathing occurs and oxygen levels drop. Your brain then wakes up your body to restore your breathing. This repeated arousal may cause your sleep to be unrefreshing.

Proper treatment can prevent or reverse the serious effects of OSA.

A to Z Sleep specializes in all obstructive sleep apnea conditions. Contact us today at (386) 423-0505 extension 1234 or email us goodnight@atozsleep.com for complete information on sleep disorders or a sleep study at one of our four sleep lab locations in Central Florida.