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Undiagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Population of Saudi Arabia

  title={Undiagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Population of Saudi Arabia},
  author={Bayan Jamal and Razan O. Eskandrani and A. Al-Yahya},
Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a potentially life-threatening disorder that is poorly defined and underreported. OSA is characterized by recurrent episodes of upper airway obstruction, resulting in breathing difficulty during sleep, disruptive snoring, and nocturnal hypoxemia. Despite increased knowledge of this disease, OSA remains undiagnosed in many patients. Objective: The aim of the study was to assess excessive daytime sleepiness, which is a common symptom of undiagnosed… Expand

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