Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Treatment in NYC, Midtown Manhattan

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a potentially serious sleep disorder which temporarily pauses breathing when a person is at rest. OSA is a chronic, lifelong medical condition that affects your sleep, health and life. The episodes of decreased breathing, called “apneas” (literally, “without breath”), typically lasts for 20 to 40 seconds. Some of the health facts and consequences of OSA are:
1. Hypertension
2. Heart diseases like heart attacks, heart strokes
3. Diabetes
4. Traumatic brain injury
5. Neuromuscular disorders

As per the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), sleep apnea disorder is a typical issue that affects around 12 to 18 million Americans.The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board states that 31% of heavy truck accidents that were fatal to the driver, occurred due to fatigue. Sleep deprivation has been a significant factor in dramatic accidents such as the Exxon-Valdez oil spill, nuclear incidents at Chernobyl and 3 Mile Island and the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.
{Source: “Sleep Performance and Public Safety Division of Sleep Medicine” at Harvard Medical School, Dec. 2007}

Sleep apnea, or delay in breathing, is brought about by the tissue in the back of the throat falling which makes the muscles of the upper airway relax when you nod off. On the other chance when you mull over your back, gravity can make the tongue fall back. This limits the airway, which diminishes the measure of air that reaches the lungs. The limited airpath causes snoring by making the tissue toward the rear of the throat vibrate as you relax. Primary sort of sleep apnea is Obstructive sleep apnea, the more typical one that happens when throat muscles relax.