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2021 Mar

Mater Sociomed



The Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Orthodontic Anomalies in Obese Adult Population.


Bajrovic N, Nakas E, Dzemidzic V, Tiro A
Mater Sociomed. 2021 Mar; 33(1):65-69.
PMID: 34012354.


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by the cessation of air flow during sleep due to an obstruction in the nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal region. The consequences that untreated obstructive sleep apnoea might have on patient's health include symptoms like sudden awakening with a sensation of suffocation, morning headache, daytime sleepiness and fatigue, lack of concentration, and it is commonly connected to hypertension, coronary artery disease, depression, obesity and other medical conditions.