Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common forms of apnea which is caused by a blockage of the airway, this usually happens when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep. According to Ultius essay “An Obstructive Disease” obstructive sleep apnea comes with complications like high blood pressure, strokes, heart disease, automobile accidents, and daytime sleepiness as well as difficulty concentrating, thinking and remembering. Having sleep apnea means not being able to have a good rest at night, and this can increase a person’s heart rate, blood pressure which can cause stroke. furthermore, not being able to have enough rest can cause a person to have accident and difficult concentrating. Obstructive sleep apnea can be diagnosed and evaluated by history, physical examination and polysomnography.
Another form of Sleep apnea is Central sleep apnea: Unlike Obstructive Sleep Apnea, the airway is not blocked, but the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe, due to instability in the respiratory control center. Meanwhile someone can have both forms of sleep apnea and when such happens it term