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Do you have obstructive sleepapnea? Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder caused by the t hroat intermittently collapsing during sleep, resulting in: Decreased air to the lungs Disrupted sleep Daytime sleepiness This disorder, often associated with loud nightly snoring, has been linked to higher rates of: Diabetes Heart attacks Heart failure Hypertension Stroke There are several surgical treatment modalities utilized for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). OSAS can cause excessive daytime sleepiness as well as cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Patients who fail medical management often seek surgical treatment. Treatment options for sleep apnea may include: Positive pressure therapy Oral appliance therapy Medicine for daytime sleepiness Recommendations for behavioral change Bright light treatment Recommendations for additional medical evaluation

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