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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

What happens if OSA is not treated?

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Heart disease and heart attack

  • Stroke

  • Fatihue-related motor vehicle and work accidents

  • Decreased quality of life

  • 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

What causes the airway to collapse during sleep?

  • Four percent of middle-aged men and two percent of middle-age women have OSA

  • Most OSA sufferers remain undiagnosed and untreated

  • OSA is as common as adult asthma

How many people have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

  • See your Doctor; Evaluation by a doctor specializing in sleep disorder is recommended

  • Have a sleep study done

What should you do if you suspect you may have OSA?

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Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Advantage, Freedom Blue, Medicaid, VIVA, VIVA Medicare Plus, United Healthcare, Medicare Complete, Secure Horizons, AARP, HealthSprings,

and Tricare.