What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea (Obstructive Sleep Apnea-OSA) is a disorder characterized by abnormal pauses (apneas) in breathing during sleep. Symptoms of OSA include excessive daytime sleepiness, poor concentration, poor memory, depression and irritability. OSA is diagnosed by polysomnogram “sleep study” and is treated with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP).