Is Sleep Apnea Affecting Your Quality of Life?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) affects millions of adults in the U.S. — an estimated 1 in 5 Americans— yet studies show that up to 80% of these cases are undetected.
OSA is caused by obstruction of the airway that occurs when the jaw falls back during sleep, collapsing the airway. As a reaction, the brain is triggered, causing one to come out of deep sleep to regain control of the jaw muscles to re-open the airway to allow for breathing to resume. This can occur 5-70 times per hour — dramatically effecting quality of sleep.