Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome (OSA syndrome) is the most common form of breathing interruptions during sleep. This syndrome leads to chronic diseases with various health burdening consequences (1, 2, 8, 9, 10).
The OSA syndrome leads to the following consequences:
- arterial hypertension
- atherosclerosis causing angina pectoris
- consequently heart or brain stroke (3 to 4 time higher risk)
- heart failure
- cardiac arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmia)
- sudden premature death during sleep