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What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

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Snoring is not just an annoying habit. It can cause personal conflict between yourself and a significant other or family members. But it can also indicate a serious underlying medical condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 

So, what exactly is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, occurs when your airway closes while you are sleeping. This results in loud snoring and frequent waking during sleep. Though you may not be aware of the constant waking, it can happen up to hundreds of times per night, making it impossible to get the regenerative sleep your body needs for proper organ function.

I’ve been told I snore, does that mean I have Sleep Apnea?

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