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obstructive sleep apnea, sleep apnea, sleep-disordered breathing



  1. Carlucci, Melissa MS, ACNP
  2. Smith, Maureen MS, ANP, GNP
  3. Corbridge, Susan J. PhD, ACNP, FAANP


Abstract: Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic disorder resulting from upper airway collapse during sleep. It is linked to a variety of health and safety risks but can often be effectively treated. This article provides an overview of the disorder, including an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and management.