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 2587 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Evaluation of the predictive value of red blood cell distribution width for onset of cerebral infarction in the patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome.
 

Author(s): Chang-Xing Shen, Min Tan, Xiao-Lian Song, Shuan-Shuan Xie, Guo-Liang Zhang, Chang-Hui Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(29):e7320.

 

Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a risk factor for the complications caused by obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). This study was aimed to evaluate the predictive value of RDW for the occurrence of cerebral infarction in patients with OSAHS.We conducted a ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2017

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Predictors of success for mandibular repositioning appliance in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
 

Author(s): Thays Crosara Abrahão Cunha, Thais de Moura Guimarães, Teresa Cristina Barros Schultz, Fernanda Ribeiro de Almeida, Thulio Marquez Cunha, Paulo Cezar Simamoto, Lia Rita Azeredo Bittencourt

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The characteristics of non-obese patients with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) who will present with a good response to Mandibular Repositioning Appliance (MRA) treatment have not yet been well established in the literature. The aim of this study is to assess ...

Last Updated: 7 Jun 2017

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Role of microRNA-130a in the pathogeneses of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome-associated pulmonary hypertension by targeting the GAX gene.
 

Author(s): Zhe An, Dan Wang, Guang Yang, Wen-Qi Zhang, Jin Ren, Jin-Ling Fu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 May;96(20):e6746.

 

The purpose of this study was to elucidate the role of microRNA-130a (miR-130a) in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS)-associated pulmonary hypertension (PHT) by targeting the growth arrest-specific homeobox (GAX) gene.

Last Updated: 17 May 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 358 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 10 May 2017

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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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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Perinatal Risk.
 

Author(s): Margarita Reyes-Zúñiga, Luis Torre-Bouscoulet

Journal: Rev. Invest. Clin.. ;68(6):281-285.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by total or partial interruptions of airflow during sleep, despite ongoing efforts to breathe. These pauses result from repeated upper airway obstructions that generate a systemic inflammatory condition with consequences for the endothelial ...

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2017

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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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