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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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

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 3005 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Resolution of obstructive sleep apnea after mandibular distraction osteogenesis in setting of delayed tongue-lip adhesion takedown: A case report.
 

Author(s): Robyn S Randall, Aaron Kian, Katherine Chin, Brooke French

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Oct;97(42):e12853.

 

There is a high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS), and treatment approaches are highly variable. One approach is a temporary tongue-lip adhesion (TLA) that acts as a temporizing measure while the mandible continues to grow and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A double blind randomized placebo controlled pilot study of single-dose preoperative modafinil for functional recovery after general anesthesia in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
 

Author(s): Zyad J Carr, Brian Vells, Brendan R Wood, Joshua D Lowery, Ann M Rogers, Allen A Kunselman, Kunal Karamchandani, Sonia J Vaida

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(39):e12585.

 

We theorized that modafinil, an atypical psychomotor stimulant, utilized to improve daytime somnolence in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, would improve functional recovery after general anesthesia by improving time to extubation, post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) length of stay ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Comorbid With Mood Disorder: Significantly Higher Incidence Than in Either Diagnosis Alone.
 

Author(s): Bettina S Fehr, William F Katz, Erin A Van Enkevort, Imran S Khawaja

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To examine the correlations between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and psychiatric disorders such as major depressive disorder (MDD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or bipolar disorder (BD) and whether comorbid psychiatric diagnosis increases the risk of OSA.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 406 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome and alveolar hypoventilation syndrome in motor neuron disease: A case report and literature review].
 

Author(s): Li Zhou, Ruoyun Ouyang, Ping Chen, Hong Luo, Bo Wu, Guiqian Liu

Journal: Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2018 Jan;43(1):106-112.

 

To investigate the clinical characteristics of a patient with motor neuron disease, which caused sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and alveolar hypoventilation syndrome, and to improve the diagnosis rate for this disease.
 Methods: Retrospectively analyze the diagnosis and treatment ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure: Review of Prevalence, Treatment with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, and Prognosis.
 

Author(s): Himad K Khattak, Faisal Hayat, Salpy V Pamboukian, Harvey S Hahn, Brian P Schwartz, Phyllis K Stein

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Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep-related breathing disorder that has a major impact on cardiovascular function. It has been associated with hypertension, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death, and heart failure. This review focuses on the relationship ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Cardiovascular risk and obstructive sleep apnea].
 

Author(s): Abdelmajid Bouzerda

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Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) affects approximately 4% of men and 2% of women in the middle ages but many of these patients are not diagnosed or treated. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality are associated with sleep apnoea. This causal link has been confirmed ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Sleep Apnea : Diagnosis and Monitoring
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2018

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Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea and Bypass OperaTion
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2018

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2018

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