Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep, decreasing airflow into the lungs. It is estimated that at least 24% of men and 9% of women in the U.S. meet the criteria for OSA. 

Common symptoms of OSA are snoring, choking and gasping, nocturnal awakenings, restless sleep, waking up not feeling refreshed and daytime sleepiness. Untreated OSA has been associated with hypertension, coronary artery disease and depression. 

In this video, watch as Dr. Jason Krahnke discusses sleep apnea and effective treatment options. 

Explained is a series of short videos where Northside experts explain common patient questions. 


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Dr. Jason Krahnke

Specialties: Pulmonary and Critical Care, Pulmonology, Sleep Disorders Medicine

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Dr. Krahnke provides expert patient-centered care in the areas of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine to patients in Cherokee County and neighboring regions. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders and pulmonary diseases, critical care services, and the interpretation of sleep studies and pulmonary function tests. His clinical interests include COPD, asthma, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, obstructive sleep apnea, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, idiopathic hypersomnia, narcolepsy and insomnia.

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