What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder and potentially serious medical condition. OSA causes you to stop breathing for 20+ seconds many times throughout the night, anywhere from 40 to hundreds of times per night. Each time you stop breathing you wake up to begin breathing again, preventing you from entering the deep, restorative stages of sleep. In the morning you will not remember waking up, although you will certainly feel the effects of not having any restful sleep.