Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is associated with hypertension, heart disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, depression, memory problems, and several other conditions. Symptoms may include daytime sleepiness, fatigue, loud snoring, pauses in breathing during sleep, and choking or gasping during sleep. Driving while drowsy increases the risk for auto crashes.
For further information, these web sites are recommended:
American Academy of Sleep Medicine – http://sleepeducation.org/
National Sleep Foundation – https://www.sleepfoundation.org/