Chronic Obstructive Sleep Aponea-A Review
Keywords:Apnea, Snoring, Polysomnography, Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.
Obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnea syndrome is an important medical condition brought to limelight in the
last five decades. It is a major cause of morbidity and significant cause of mortality worldwide, including
developed and developing nations.OSA is a sleep disorder that involve cessation or significant decrease in
airflow in the presence of breathing effort.It is most common type of sleep disordered and is characterized
by recurrent episodes of upper airways collapse during sleep, usually at the level of soft palate.The golden
standard diagnosis is by polysomnography. Treatment includes positive continuous airway pressure, oral
appliance and several surgical procedureConservative procedures includes alcohol& tobacco cessation,
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