What is obstructive sleep apnea?
Nearly 1% of the people suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
OSA is a sleep disorder that leads to breathing to stop and start during sleep repeatedly.
Doctors do not find and treat OSA as it does not cause any immediate harm to the individual.
Main symptoms of OSA are loud snoring, sleepiness in day time, poor quality sleep at night, lack of focus, unable to make proper decisions, depression and others.
OSA is found in people who are obese, have hypothyroidism and diabetes and smokers.
The sleep disorder also increases the risk of having a heart attack or brain stroke.