Sleep Apnea

Common Name(s)

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is an ongoing disorder characterized by pauses in breathing that occur while sleeping. These disruptions can occur 30 times or more per hour. After the pauses, breathing will resume, sometimes accompanied by choking or snorting. Some symptoms include: daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia), loud snoring, headaches, sore throat, or dry mouth in the morning, insomnia, or abrupt awakenings in the night. There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive and central. Obstructive sleep apnea is more common and is triggered by the airway collapsing or becoming blocked during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is most common in overweight people. Central sleep apnea occurs when the area of the brain that controls breathing fails to send signals to the breathing muscles. Central sleep apnea can affect anyone and can occur in addition to obstructive sleep apnea.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Sleep Apnea" for support, advocacy or research.

American Sleep Apnea Association

Our mission is to reduce injury, disability and death from sleep apnea and to enhance the lives of those affected by this common disorder.

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Sleep Apnea" for support, advocacy or research.

American Sleep Apnea Association

Our mission is to reduce injury, disability and death from sleep apnea and to enhance the lives of those affected by this common disorder.

http://www.sleepapnea.org

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2013

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General Resources

Online Directory of Products and Services

A directory of products and services for the apnea patient.

Updated 9 Jan 2013

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Apnea Support Forum

Internet Message Board for patients to interact with other patients.

Updated 9 Jan 2013

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CPAP Assistance Program

A program to provide gently used PAP devices to those who have no insurance or their insurance does not cover equipment.

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Blogs

Executive Director Blog

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Updated 9 Jan 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 2546 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Correlation between Calpain-10 single-nucleotide polymorphisms and obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnoea syndrome with ischemic stroke in a Chinese population: A population-based study.
 

Author(s): Wei Zhang, Zhi-Ru Zhao, Chang-Fei Dai, Rong Zhang, Jie Chen, Hui-Juan Tian, Yun-Long Wang, Ji-Hong Sun, Qiu-Fang Lian

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Apr;96(16):e6570.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a common chronic disorder which is followed by various complications. Calpain-10 belongs to a commonly expressed member of the Calpain-like cysteine protease family, which acts as risk marker for some diseases. The purpose of this ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2017

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Measurement of exhaled nitric oxide concentration in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Dongmei Zhang, Jinmei Luo, Yixian Qiao, Yi Xiao, Rong Huang, Xu Zhong

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar;96(12):e6429.

 

Exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) has been proposed as a noninvasive measure of airway inflammation. However, its value in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is still controversial. The authors aim to assess the difference in eNO levels between patients with OSA and controls by a meta-analysis.

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2017

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Fatigue and sleepiness determine respiratory quality of life among veterans evaluated for sleep apnea.
 

Author(s): Denis Vinnikov, Paul D Blanc, Alaena Alilin, Moshe Zutler, Jon-Erik C Holty

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In those with symptoms indicative of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), respiratory-specific health-related quality of life (HRQL) may be an important patient-centered outcome. The aim of this study was to assess the associations between sleepiness, fatigue, and impaired general and respiratory-specific ...

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 347 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Apnea-hypopnea index decreased significantly after nasal surgery for obstructive sleep apnea: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Jun Wu, Guoqiang Zhao, Yunchuan Li, Hongrui Zang, Tong Wang, Dongbo Wang, Demin Han

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Feb;96(5):e6008.

 

Nasal surgeries have been applied to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients with nasal obstruction for decades. However, the efficiency of nasal surgery in improving OSA remains controversial.The aim of this study was to identify whether isolated nasal surgery can improve apnea-hypopnea index (AHI).

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2017

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Role of Oxidative Stress in the Neurocognitive Dysfunction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Li Zhou, Ping Chen, Yating Peng, Ruoyun Ouyang

Journal: Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2016 ;2016():9626831.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by chronic nocturnal intermittent hypoxia and sleep fragmentations. Neurocognitive dysfunction, a significant and extraordinary complication of OSAS, influences patients' career, family, and social life and reduces quality of ...

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2016

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Women: Specific Issues and Interventions.
 

Author(s): Alison Wimms, Holger Woehrle, Sahisha Ketheeswaran, Dinesh Ramanan, Jeffery Armitstead

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():1764837.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has traditionally been seen as a male disease. However, the importance of OSA in women is increasingly being recognized, along with a number of significant gender-related differences in the symptoms, diagnosis, consequences, and treatment of OSA. Women ...

Last Updated: 4 Oct 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea and Bypass OperaTion
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 28 Oct 2016

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2016

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Prevention Of Delirium in Elderly With Obstructive Sleep Apnea (PODESA)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2016

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