What is OSA?

OSA stands for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. It is a common ailment among adults. This is when an individual suffers from abnormal breathing, especially during sleep. Individuals who have OSA usually experiences oxygen desaturation as well.

When a person has OSA, his or her throat’s soft tissues collapse causing the airway to be blocked. When this occurs, a person is likely to snore. It is important to note that not all individuals with OSA may show symptoms of snoring.

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2007-06-26 16:30
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