Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is an increasingly common disease. A recent analysis concluded that 1 in 5 American adults have at least mild OSA. That translates to around 30 million people and about one third of them has moderate to severe sleep apnea.  This condition causes them to stop breathing many times per night for several seconds or up to a minute or more.  Those people aren’t just holding their breath.  They are suffocating and waking up to breathe only to fall back to sleep to have the same process repeat itself all night long, night after night.