We are excited to share our new blog series for 2023! Watch for a new blog on the first of each month that will include information about sleep disorders, treatment options, new technology, and more.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common, and often serious, type of sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. With sleep apnea, your airway repeatedly becomes blocked while you sleep, which is what causes loud snoring or choking noises. This in turn causes your brain and body to become oxygen deprived and you most likely wake often during the night. The lack of oxygen can have a negative effect on your health and could possibly lead to:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Pre-diabetes and diabetes
Lakeland Regional Health Sleep Disorders Center offers a variety of sleep studies to help determine if you suffer from sleep apnea. Click on this link to learn more about the studies offered at our center.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (sleepeducation.org)