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Peaceful Nites, Inc.
2541 Division St., Suite 102
Joliet, Illinois 60435
(888) 478-CPAP (2727)
Office: (815) 729-2700
Fax: (815) 729-4500

     
 
 
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  WHAT IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA)?  
 
 
  NORMAL BREATHING:
• Airway is open
• Air flows freely to lungs
  normal breathing  
 
 
 

OSA BREATHING:
• Airway collapses
• Blocked air flow

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is when a person stops breathing repeatedly during sleep. Breathing stops because the airway collapses and prevents air from getting into the lungs. As a result, sleep patterns are disrupted, resulting in excessinve sleepiness or fatique during the day.

  OSA breathing  
 
 
 

CPAP THERAPY:
• Airway splinted open
• Air flows freely to lungs

The most common treatment for OSA is CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), pronounced "see-PAP." Other less common treatements include surgery and oral appliances, which may be effective in certain individuals.

Any treatments should include weight loss if needed, exercise, and avoidance of alcohol, sedatives, and hypnotics.

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