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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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.

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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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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 2709 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Assessment of automated analysis of portable oximetry as a screening test for moderate-to-severe sleep apnea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
 

Author(s): Ana M Andrés-Blanco, Daniel Álvarez, Andrea Crespo, C Ainhoa Arroyo, Ana Cerezo-Hernández, Gonzalo C Gutiérrez-Tobal, Roberto Hornero, Félix Del Campo

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The coexistence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) leads to increased morbidity and mortality. The development of home-based screening tests is essential to expedite diagnosis. Nevertheless, there is still very limited evidence ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Evaluation of choroidal thickness measurements in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome patients.
 

Author(s): Cem Bayraktar, Ali Şimşek

Journal: Turk. J. Pediatr.. 2017 ;59(1):62-67.

 

Bayraktar C, Şimşek A. Evaluation of choroidal thickness measurements in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome patients. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 62-67. Choroidal vascular impairment and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) related disorders have been shown in adults, but ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Combining MAD and CPAP as an effective strategy for treating patients with severe sleep apnea intolerant to high-pressure PAP and unresponsive to MAD.
 

Author(s): Hsiang-Wen Liu, Yunn-Jy Chen, Yi-Chun Lai, Ching-Yi Huang, Ya-Ling Huang, Ming-Tzer Lin, Sung-Ying Han, Chi-Ling Chen, Chong-Jen Yu, Pei-Lin Lee

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This study aimed to determine the effect of combining positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy and mandibular advancement device (MAD) in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who were pressure intolerant for PAP and were unresponsive to MAD.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 361 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Where Do We Stand?
 

Author(s): Yu-Shu Huang, Christian Guilleminault

Journal: Adv. Otorhinolaryngol.. 2017 ;80():136-144.

 

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was initially described in 1976. In 1981, Dr. Guilleminault emphasized that pediatric OSA was different from the clinical presentation reported in adults. It was characterized by more disturbed nocturnal sleep than excessive daytime sleepiness, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Is C-reactive protein a marker of obstructive sleep apnea?: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Kun Li, Peng Wei, Yanwen Qin, Yongxiang Wei

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 May;96(19):e6850.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disease, distinguished by recurrent episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep, with an inflammatory component. C-reactive protein (CRP) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) are markers of systemic inflammation and may serve ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Association between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Fernanda Porto, Yuri Saho Sakamoto, Cristina Salles

Journal: Arq. Bras. Cardiol.. 2017 Apr;108(4):361-369.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been associated to cardiovascular risk factors. However, the association between OSA and cardiovascular disease is still controversial. The objective of the present study was to verify the association between OSA and myocardial infarction (MI). This ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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