Obstructive sleep apnea: not just a sleep disorder.

  title={Obstructive sleep apnea: not just a sleep disorder.},
  author={Niveditha Rajagopalan},
  journal={Journal of postgraduate medicine},
  volume={57 2},
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has long been recognized as a disorder characterized by snoring and frequent cessations of breathing resulting in fragmentation of sleep, which eventually leads to cumulative sleep debt in affected patients. Until two decades ago, snoring and apneas drew attention mainly as a social curiosity and sleep apnea was not thought of… CONTINUE READING