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What is OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea)?

By: Dr. Avani IngleyDr. Ingley

Obstructive Sleep Apnea. During sleep, throat muscles relax. If the throat is crowded due to obesity, the airway collapses during sleep. Airflow stops and the blood oxygen level drops, which causes the brain to wake up.

What are the symptoms of OSA?

  • Fatigue and tiredness during the day
  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up with Choking or gasping
  • Not feeling rested in the morning or satisfied with a night’s sleep
  • A strong desire to take a daily afternoon nap
  • Unexplained accidents or errors

What can put you at risk for OSA?

  • Overweight/Obesity
  • A large neck or tongue
  • Extra tissue or crowding in the airway

What treatments are available?

  • CPAP
  • Tongue Base Reduction
  • UPPP

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To help us protect you, other patients and our staff, if you have a fever, new shortness of breath, dry cough or feel sick, please call to reschedule your appointment. Northwest ENT & Allergy Center is now offering telemedicine appointments for all patients to help diagnose and treat you and your loved ones from the safety and convenience of your own home.

Thank you so much for understanding and cooperation. We look forward to continuing your care.

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