Oral Sleep Medicine of Arizona is dedicated to being a valuable resource for individuals suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), as well as for those who are undiagnosed but wonder if their daytime drowsiness, and nighttime snoring might be more than simply annoying.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when air cannot flow in or out of a person’s nose or mouth although efforts to breathe continue. These episodes of breathing obstruction can disrupt sleep leading to daytime sleepiness and can contribute to other serious health problems such as stroke, cardiac problems, and diabetes.
The main comorbidities would be:
Hypertension, Stroke, Cardiocular disease, and Type 2 diabetes.
Snoring is extremely common and, in many cases, relatively harmless. Nearly everyone snores at one time or another. Occasional light snoring, at worst, is minor annoyance.
Drivers are 15 times more likely to be involved in a deadly motor vehicle accident when they have excessive daytime sleepiness, a common symptom of sleep apnea.