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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a sleep related breathing disorder that causes your body to stop breathing during sleep. OSA occurs when the tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the airway. This keeps air from getting in to the lungs. OSA is a common disorder. Estimates for the number of Americans with OSA vary depending on the criteria researchers use for the study. Conservative estimates, however, put the number of adult Americans with OSA at approximately 20 million. Men are twice as likely as women to develop sleep apnea, with excessive weight being the primary risk factor. OSA is much more common in women as they enter menopause.

CPAP delivers pressurized airflow to sleep apnea patients who wear a mask that covers the nose as they sleep. The steady flow of air from the CPAP machine keeps the airway open and prevents the pauses in breathing that characterize OSA. These pauses in breathing can occur a few times an hour or even hundreds of times per night, resulting in severely disrupted sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, and an increased risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and other forms of cardiovascular disease.