What is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder that causes the tongue to collapse back into the airway while you sleep, interfering with your ability to breathe freely throughout the night. OSA can leave you feeling tired and irritable during the day.
Patients with sleep apnea wake up every time their breathing is interrupted, but you probably won’t remember it the next day. This pattern can repeat itself hundreds of times during the course of a single night, preventing you from getting the restful sleep you need.