OxyMed FAQs

Learn More About Sleep Apnea

Are you too getting bothered by sleep apnea? Check out some of the frequently asked questions below to learn more about sleep apnea.

  • OSA is a condition in which a person stops breathing repeatedly during sleep
  • Breathing stops because the airway collapses and prevents air from getting into the lungs.
  • Sleep Patterns are disrupted, resulting in excessive sleepiness or fatigue during the day
  • Extra tissue in the back of the airway such as large tonsils
  • Decrease in the tone of the muscles holding the airway open
  • The tongue falling back and closing off the airway
  • Four percent of middle-aged men and two percent of middle-aged women have OSA
  • Most OSA sufferers remain undiagnosed and untreated
  • OSA is as common as adult asthma
  • See your Doctor; Evaluation by a doctor specializing in sleep disorder is recommended
  • Have a sleep study done
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Fatigue-related motor vehicle and work accidents
  • Decreased quality of life