Do you have Sleep Apnea?

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Aug. 1, 2012, 8:37 a.m.

Do you snore, feel tired all the time, and/or have high blood pressure? You could have sleep apnea - take this quiz to find out if you are a candidate for treatment.

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What is Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea, also called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is a common disorder that affects more than 18 million people in the United States. OSA takes its name from the Greek word apnea, which means "without breath." People with sleep apnea literally stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, often for a minute or longer and as many as hundreds of times during a single night. It is recommended to be tested and seek the sleep apnea treatment necessary to make living with sleep apnea more manageable with our surgery. There are two types of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea andcentral sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is caused by tissue in the airway blocking the passage of air during sleep. Central Sleep Apnea is caused by the brain and nervous system affecting the impulse to breathe. Read below to learn more about the safe and effective treatments, symptoms, cures and surgery procedures offered to our patients in New Jersey.

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