Sleep disruption can vary depending on the respiratory event type and severity in OSA

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a common breathing disorder causing excessive daytime sleepiness and increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and stroke. OSA is characterized by repetitive complete (apnoea) or partial (hypopnoea) obstructions of the upper airways during sleep, which often lead to blood oxygen desaturations and arousals from sleep. Arousals constantly interrupt the normal sleep pattern, which then results in inadequate sleep and shortened sleep times.

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