Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is disruption or cessation of breathing during sleep. If these episodes occur repeatedly during sleep, they can lead to decreased oxygen levels.
Dr. Jed Grisel and Dr. Andrew de Jong are co-founders of the Auditory Implant Initiative.
Eighteen million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when the tongue and other soft tissues collapse during sleep. This results in lowered oxygen levels and less restful stages of sleep.