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What is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)
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What is Tested?
Apnea–Hypopnea Index (AHI)
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Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow.  Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to several minutes and may occur 30 times or more an hour cutting off your oxygen supply.

The most common type is Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA.  It causes your airway to collapse or become blocked during sleep. Normal breathing starts again with a snort or choking sound. People with Sleep Apnea often snore loudly - a warning sign of OSA.  However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.  This clearly makes testing critical to one's overall health.

You are more at risk for sleep apnea if you are overweight, male, or have a family history of small airways. Children with enlarged tonsils may also have it.

Doctors diagnose Sleep Apnea based on medical and family histories, a physical exam, and sleep study results.

When your sleep is interrupted throughout the night, you can be drowsy during the day. People with sleep apnea are at higher risk for car crashes, work-related accidents, and other medical problems. If you have it, it is important to get treatment. Lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, surgery, and breathing devices can treat sleep apnea in most people.