Sleep Apnea: What Every Clinician (and Patient) Should Know

  title={Sleep Apnea: What Every Clinician (and Patient) Should Know},
  author={J. Archibald McNamara and Anita Valanju Shelgikar},
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic medical condition caused by repetitive collapse of the upper airway during sleep. This condition, in turn, can lead to sleep fragmentation and poor sleep quality. Excessive daytime sleepiness, decreased alertness, impaired mood and diminished quality of life may result from untreated OSA. Other consequences of untreated OSA include increased risk of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, myocardial infarction and stroke. Multiple other biological processes… CONTINUE READING


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