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What is Sleep Apnea?

This is the first in a series of blogs regarding sleep disorders including what they are how they affect people and various treatments.  It is our intent to add content every month or so. I will first speak about obstructive sleep apnea because that is the most common disease that we deal with.  It is caused by collapse of the back of the throat causing blockage of air transport into the lungs.  It is caused primarily by genetic factors and increased body weight specifically neck circumference.  Many people report that one or more their parents died in their 50s and ...