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A Textbook of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A Textbook of Obstructive Sleep Apnea


£ 8.00


Author(s): Dr. Prachi Goel, Dr. Kaushal Kishor Agrawal and Dr. Shrish Charan Srivastava
ISBN: 978-1-913482-05-3
Language: English
Pages: 72
Publication Year: 2022
Binding: Paper Back
DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/rp.book.39

Description

Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when normal breathing gets hampered for 10 seconds or longer as the airway narrows or closes due to pharyngeal collapse or loss of muscle tone. This impaired breathing arouses you briefly from sleep and corrects itself quickly with one or two deep breaths. People with OSA may or may not be aware of their interrupted sleep and feel lethargic throughout the day. Such a state is both abnormal and common affecting 30% or more of adults and a significant number of children. Sleep apnea results in a wide variety of health concerns including lower quality of life, neurocognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular outcomes, and increased morbidity/mortality risks.