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Topic: Sleep apnea


  
  Sleep apnea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sleep apnea (alternatively sleep apnoea) is a common sleep disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.
People with sleep apnea partially awaken as they struggle to breathe, but in the morning they may not be aware of the disturbances in their sleep.
Sleep apnea also appears to put individuals at risk for stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs, also known as “mini-strokes”), and is associated with coronary heart disease, heart failure, irregular heartbeat, heart attack, gout and high blood pressure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sleep_apnea   (2939 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea
Central sleep apnea, which is less common, occurs when the brain fails to send the appropriate signals to the breathing muscles to initiate respirations.
Sleep apnea occurs in all age groups and both sexes but is more common in men (it may be underdiagnosed in women) and possibly young African Americans.
For many sleep apnea patients, their spouses are the first ones to suspect that something is wrong, usually from their heavy snoring and apparent struggle to breathe.
www.fbhc.org /Patients/Modules/sleepapn.cfm   (1881 words)

  
 Sleep apnea can cause depression   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Sleep apnea can cause symptoms of apparent clinical depression which may respond quickly to treatment of the sleep disorder.
The impact of sleep apnea and snoring on sleep and health in the individual and for the public should not be ignored.
Researchers and clinicians have recognized sleep apnea as one of the most common sleep disorders and with perhaps the greatest medical and social impact on society in terms of morbidity and mortality.
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 Sleep Apnea Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.
People with sleep apnea will partially awaken as they struggle to breathe, but in the morning they will not be aware of the disturbances in their sleep.
Sleep apnea also appears to put individuals at risk for stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs, also known as “mini-strokes”), and is associated with coronary heart disease, heart failure, irregular heartbeat, heart attack, and high blood pressure.
www.ninds.nih.gov /disorders/sleep_apnea/sleep_apnea.htm   (642 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea Information - American Sleep Apnea Association - ASAA
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep.
In central sleep apnea, the airway is not blocked but the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe.
Sleep apnea is very common, as common as adult diabetes, and affects more than twelve million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health.
www.sleepapnea.org /info   (310 words)

  
 Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Over the long term, obstructive sleep apnea is associated with greater risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease and the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research estimates that 38,000 cardiovascular deaths due to sleep apnea occur each year.
However, obstructive sleep apnea was not well understood or recognized by primary care physicians until recently, and only a fraction of these 20 million obstructive sleep apnea patients have been diagnosed and treated by a physician.
While obstructive sleep apnea is commonly associated with obesity and male gender, it affects a broad cross-section of the population.
www.entcolumbia.org /osa.htm   (1005 words)

  
 Apnea
A common type of apnea in children, obstructive apnea is caused by an obstruction of the airway (such as enlarged tonsils and adenoids).
Mixed apnea is a combination of central and obstructive apnea and is seen particularly in infants or young children who have abnormal control of breathing.
Apnea of infancy occurs in children who are younger than 1 year old and who were born after a full-term pregnancy.
kidshealth.org /parent/general/sleep/apnea.html   (847 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea occurs in all age groups and both sexes, but is more common in men.
People most likely to have or develop sleep apnea include those who snore loudly, are overweight, have high blood pressure, or have some physical abnormality in the nose, throat, or other parts of the upper airway.
For many sleep apnea sufferers, their spouses are the first ones to suspect that something is wrong, usually from their heavy snoring and apparent struggle to breathe.
www.sleep-net.com /apnea.htm   (845 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Sleep apnea
Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by episodes of stopped breathing during sleep.
The apnea is then interrupted by a loud snort and gasp and the snoring returns to its regular pace.
If these measures are unsuccessful in stopping sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a form of mechanical breathing assistance that involves the use of a specially-designed mask worn over the nose or nose and mouth at night, may be prescribed.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000811.htm   (978 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea - UMMC
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which a person stops breathing during the night, perhaps hundreds of times, usually for periods of 10 seconds or longer and sometimes for as long as a minute.
Sleep apnea is generally categorized as obstructive, central, or mixed.
Apnea decreases the amount of oxygen in the blood, and eventually this lack of oxygen triggers the lungs to suck in air.
www.umm.edu /patiented/articles/what_sleep_apnea_000065_1.htm   (1340 words)

  
 Doctorsforadults.com: Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea occurs when breathing stops during sleep for at least 10 seconds at least five times an hour.
There are two types of sleep apnea: "obstructive sleep apnea" and "central sleep apnea." Obstructive sleep apnea is due to a blockage in the airways.
Central sleep apnea is a rare type of sleep apnea where the region of the brain and nerves that regulate breathing do not function normally and cause breathing to be impaired.
www.doctorsforadults.com /topics/dfa_slee.htm   (566 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea refers to episodes in which a person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep.
Oxygen is a controversial treatment and it doesn't eliminate sleep apnea or daytime sleepiness and in not used to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
Apnea is nasty but Barrett's esophagus is life threatening and is a much worse thing to have....Remember weekly or more reflux is an indication that things are getting worse...if left untreated Barrett's can lead to needing surgery....they do a resection and end to end anastomosis.
www.dentalgentlecare.com /sleep_apnea.htm   (1573 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a persons breathing is interrupted during sleep.
People with central sleep apnea have many of the same symptoms as those with OSA but more often report recurrent awakenings or insomnia, although they may also experience a choking or gasping sensation upon awakening.
In addition, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for job impairment and motor vehicle crashes as well as academic underachievement in children and adolescents.
www.webmd.com /content/article/105/107658.htm   (1080 words)

  
 The Apnea Board - Sleep Apnea forum, helps, advice
The frequent interruptions of deep, restorative sleep often leads to excessive daytime sleepiness and may be associated with an early morning headache.
Sleep apnea occurs in all age groups and both sexes but is more common in men (it may be under diagnosed in women) and possibly young African Americans.
For many sleep apnea patients, their bed partners or family members are the first ones to suspect that something is wrong, usually from their heavy snoring and apparent struggle to breathe.
www.apneaboard.com   (2020 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea, Respironics
Your symptoms may be a result of sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition that affects an estimated 12 million Americans.
In Mixed Sleep Apnea, the brain periodically fails to trigger breathing, and when the sleeper does try to breathe, he or she can’t because the upper airway has collapsed.
When the airway is blocked and breathing stops during sleep, you are being momentarily choked or asphyxiated, and the sudden drop in oxygen level causes carbon dioxide levels in the blood to rise.
www.sleepapnea.com   (691 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea -- Topic Overview
Sleep apnea occurs when you regularly stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer during sleep.
There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and mixed sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea can also occur if you have bone deformities or larger than normal tissues in your nose, mouth, or throat.
www.webmd.com /hw/sleep_disorders/hw49129.asp   (232 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea - symptoms, causes, and treatment of central and obstructive sleep apnea on MedicineNet.com
Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by a reduction or cessation (pause of breathing, airflow) during sleep.
Like apneas, hypopneas are associated with a 4% or greater drop in the saturation of oxygen in the blood and usually occur during sleep.
Sleep apnea is formally defined as an apnea-hypopnea index of at least 15 episodes/hour in a patient without medical problems that may be related to the sleep apnea.
www.medicinenet.com /sleep_apnea/article.htm   (790 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Sleep apnea is a true breathing obstruction, which requires the sleeper to awaken to begin breathing again.
Sleep apnea causes a person to stop breathing periodically throughout sleep, which upsets the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.
Sleep apnea very commonly appears in people who are in their late 40s or 50s.
www.helpguide.org /life/sleep_apnea.htm   (4096 words)

  
 Sleep Apnoea FAQ / Sleep Apnea FAQ
Sleep apnea is defined as the cessation of breathing during sleep.
Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep due to the obstruction and/or collapse of the upper airway (throat), usually accompanied by a reduction in blood oxygen saturation, and followed by an awakening to breathe.
Central Sleep Apnea is defined as a neurological condition causing cessation of all respiratory effort during sleep, usually with decreases in blood oxygen saturation.
www.newtechpub.com /phantom/faq/osa_faq.htm   (6354 words)

  
 haydennet.com :  Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a very under-diagnosed sleeping disorder which I was diagnosed with in December 1995.
Apnea is not realistically a life or death issue but it is very much about quality of life.
To continue with untreated sleep apnea, in addition to the symptoms noted above, taxes your heart and brain greatly, as you are in effect jump-starting yourself over and over during the night.
www.haydennet.com /apnea   (597 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
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 Sleep Apnea - DrGreene.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Any child who snores may have obstructive sleep apnea, and may not be getting adequate sleep.
Classically, those with sleep apnea snore quite loudly for a bit, then are silent, then snort briefly, move about, and resume snoring.
Decongestants, steroids, antibiotics, or other medicines might reduce snoring caused by enlarged tonsils or adenoids in PS but are unlikely to be of much help with true obstructive sleep apnea.
www.drgreene.com /21_1189.html   (582 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is all too common and all too undiagnosed.
While a broad cross-section of the population has sleep apnea, those of us who have diabetes are much more likely to have it.
Both diabetes and sleep apnea are characterized by insulin resistance.
www.mendosa.com /sleep_apnea.htm   (1008 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
People who have sleep apnea stop breathing for 10 to 30 seconds at a time while they are sleeping.
If you are interested in meeting other people who have sleep apnea, you can visit the American Sleep Apnea Association's Web site to find the location of a support group near you.
Actually, sleep apnea may already have affected you more than you know.
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 Childhood Sleep Apnea
It is characterized by repetitive episodes of upper airway obstruction that occur during sleep, usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation.
Sleep Apnea in children where removing the tonsils or adenoids does not take care of the problem is usually treated with a C-PAP (continous positive airway pressure) or Bi-Level positive airway pressure.
A one night stay in a sleep clinic to monitor the child's breathing is generally all that is required.
www.stanford.edu /~dement/childapnea.html   (1276 words)

  
 A.P.N.E.A. Network Welcome Page
The former A.P.N.E.A. NET Forum was closed some time ago due to system problems and the lack of a host for that service.
There is a new message board sponsored by the American Sleep Apnea Association at www.apneasupport.org.
A.P.N.E.A. is dedicated to providing News and Education to Sleep Apnea Patients and their family members,
www.apneanet.org   (642 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea means "cessation of breath." It is characterized by repetitive episodes of upper airway obstruction that occur during sleep, usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation.
A Sleep Technologist hooks you up to all the electrodes and instructs you on how to record your sleep with a computerized polysomnograph that you take home and return in the morning.
Sleep Apnea is a progessive condition (gets worse as you age) and should not be taken lightly.
www.stanford.edu /~dement/apnea.html   (1832 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea Information & Resources
A person with sleep apnea stops breathing repeatedly while sleeping, anywhere from 10 seconds to 3 minutes.
If asked to name the most common chronic illness in the United States, sleep apnea probably wouldn't be the first thing to pop into your head.
The following overview of treatment options for patients with sleep apnea was prepared by Dr. Samuel A. Mickelson, M.D. more »
www.talkaboutsleep.com /sleep-apnea   (304 words)

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