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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Alfi

Symptoms of OSA and Why You Want a Healthy Airway

The most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) include loud snoring, episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, difficulty staying asleep, and morning headache. Other symptoms can include insomnia, restless sleep, difficulty paying attention or staying alert during the day, depression, and irritability. Some individuals with OSA may also experience a decreased sex drive, and may develop high blood pressure or heart problems.

Additional symptoms of OSA can include dry mouth or sore throat upon waking, difficulty falling asleep, and nightmares. OSA can also cause difficulty with memory and concentration, and can lead to poor performance at work or school. Some people with OSA may experience restless leg syndrome, and some may experience unexplained weight gain. OSA can also lead to an increased risk of accidents due to drowsy driving or falling asleep at inappropriate times. In severe cases, OSA can lead to heart failure, stroke, and other serious health problems.

Some people with OSA may experience changes in their mood and behavior, including feelings of anxiety, depression, and irritability. At Alfi Oral Surgery, we have seen people with OSA may also experience difficulty with memory, concentration, and decision-making.

Having a large airway on the other hand can provide several health benefits. One of the main benefits is that it allows for proper ventilation and oxygenation of the body's tissues and organs. This is because a large airway allows for the easy movement of air in and out of the lungs, which is essential for the body to function properly.

Moreover, having a large airway can also improve the overall quality of life by providing improved energy, decreased fatigue, and better concentration, which can improve a person's ability to work, study, or perform daily activities. Overall, having a large airway can help ensure proper oxygenation and ventilation of the body, reduce the risk of OSA and snoring, and improve the overall quality of life and the quality of life of those around you.

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