What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

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A normal sleep cycle consists of 3-6 full cycles that each last 90 minutes. Built into our sleep are numerous restorative functions that our bodies need. When sleep is disrupted, these functions are hindered and dysfunction results.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea blocks the airway resulting in a disruption of the normal sleep cycle that the sleeper is unaware of. Many physical factors can contribute to this and it is important that a trained professional thoroughly screens for the presence of these factors.

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The cycle created from OSA is dysfunctional and has many adverse effects on both the quality and span of life.

 

The Result

If left untreated, OSA results in a shortened life span of 5-10 years due to a multitude of broken pathways in the body.