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Health Risks of Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Health Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Untreated OSA can cause a range of problems, from lifestyle interference to potentially life-threatening conditions. Sometimes people who have OSA don’t recognize their symptoms, simply because the symptoms have slowly worsened over months or years rather than appearing suddenly.  Low oxygen levels and sleep deprivation can lead to: High Blood Pressure Heart Attack Stroke Sexual […]

The History of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

CPAP history

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition whereby the upper airway partially or completely collapses during sleep resulting in snoring and/or complete cessation of breathing. The earliest records of snoring and sleep apnea date back more than 2,000 years. In 1836, OSA was described not by a clinician but by the author Charles Dickens. In […]

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