Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that can cause a stop in breathing or shallow breathing while sleeping. OSA potentially can be life threatening though it is easily treated.

Untreated sleep apnea can:

  • Increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes.
  • Increase the risk of, or worsen, heart failure.
  • Make arrhythmias (ah-RITH-me-ahs), or irregular heartbeats, more likely.
  • Increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents.
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