Obstructive sleep apnea - risk factors, diagnosis and management

Marcelina Makuch, Marcin Makuch, Ewa Krzewicka-Romaniuk, Janusz Milanowski

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/JEHS.2020.10.09.014


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep-related breathing disorder that is characterised by obstructive apneas, hypopneas and respiratory effort-related arousals caused by repetitive collapse of the upper airway during sleep. Most pauses in breathing last between 10 and 30 seconds, but some may persist longer.


obstructive sleep apnea; snoring; polisomnography; CPAP

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