Concussions are becoming increasingly common, especially among school-age athletes. It has been estimated that there are up to 3.8 million sports-related concussions in the United States each year ...View Article
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA, is a common sleep disorder affecting tens of millions of Americans. It affects the ability to breathe normally during sleep. See the video above for an example of an apnea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been shown to be one of many potential causal factors of stroke. Click below for a journal article from the American Academy of Neurology. As we read through this article, a few statistics jumped out as us: namely, that sleep apnea affects up to 20% of the general population, and the prevalence of sleep apnea in stroke patients is as high as 50-70%. They also note that quick diagnosis and treatment of OSA after stroke tends to result in a quicker recovery. Click below to read.