The Effects Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
It can be potentially life threatening. OSA is extremely common. It is estimated the around twelve million Americans suffer from the disorder. Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by periods of ineffective breathing, shallow breathing, or no breathing at all with high airway resistance, that occurs twenty to thirty times per hour. Treatments can include behavioral therapy, use of mechanical devices, and even surgery to open the airways more (NIH 65).
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological movement disorder where the person has an odd feeling in their legs and an unstoppable urge to move them, with worsening symptoms during times of rest. The odd sensations patients feel in their legs, and sometimes arms, is reported as creeping, crawling, tugging, or tingling that can be soothed by moving and rubbing the limbs. Treatments for RLS span from simply exercising and massaging the legs, to changing the diet of the individual. In more severe cases, pharmaceutical treatments are available (NIH