Sleep Apnea is a type of sleep disorder characterized by pauses or interruption in breathing due to physical block of airway or lack or respiratoy effort.
Sleep Apnea may affect adults and even children. Patients complain of excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue.
the diagnosis of Sleep Apnea is made by the physician based on the clinical symptoms and the sleep study.
Treatment includes behavioral therapy, medications, continuous positive airway pressure, surgery and or oral appliances