Millions of Americans have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a condition wherein the airway becomes obstructed during sleep, making it impossible to breathe. With OSA, when you stop breathing, your brain receives a signal and wakes you. If your OSA is severe, that could be happening hundreds of times a night. As you might imagine, this is not good for your health.
Many patients are unaware that they have sleep apnea, so it is important to look out for the telltale signs: