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.

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.

Updated 9 Jan 2013

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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

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 1696 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with difficult-to-treat asthma.
 

Author(s): Selma Firat Guven, Adile Berna Dursun, Bulent Ciftci, Ferda Oner Erkekol, Ozlem Kar Kurt

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Allergy Immunol.. 2014 Jun;32(2):153-9.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs more commonly in asthma patients than in the general population and can complicate asthma management. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of OSA in patients with difficult-to-treat asthma (DTA) and to investigate the sleep quality ...

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2014

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Adherence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome patients to continuous positive airway pressure in a public service.
 

Author(s): Danielle L C Queiroz, Mariane S Yui, Andréa A Braga, Mariana L Coelho, Daniel S Küpper, Heidi H Sander, Leila A Almeida, Regina M F Fernandes, Alan L Eckeli, Fabiana Cardoso Pereira Valera

Journal: Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Apr;80(2):126-30.

 

The standard therapy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), but its correct and frequent use is essential to control the disease.

Last Updated: 16 May 2014

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Influence of obesity on the correlation between laryngopharyngeal reflux and obstructive sleep apnea.
 

Author(s): Marcos Marques Rodrigues, Ralph Silveira Dibbern, Victor José Barbosa Santos, Luis Augusto Passeri

Journal: Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. ;80(1):5-10.

 

The obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused by recurrent episodes of partial or total obstruction of the upper airway lasting more than 10 seconds during sleep. Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a variant of the disease Gastroesophageal Reflux that affects the larynx and pharynx.

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 235 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Update on obstructive sleep apnea and its relation to COPD.
 

Author(s): Brian Mieczkowski, Michael E Ezzie

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common and preventable lung disease that affects millions of people in the United States. Sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are also common. It is not surprising that many people with COPD also suffer from OSA. ...

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2014

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Nonalcoholic fatty pancreatic disease and cardio-metabolic risk: is there is a place for obstructive sleep apnea?
 

Author(s): Aibek E Mirrakhimov

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Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder acting as a risk factor for the development and progression of cardiometabolic derangements including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Recent research data suggest that non-alcoholic fatty pancreatic disease may be a more sensitive marker ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2014

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Comprehensive review of surgeries for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
 

Author(s): Macario Camacho, Victor Certal, Robson Capasso

Journal: Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. ;79(6):780-8.

 

There are several surgical treatment modalities utilized for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). OSAS can cause excessive daytime sleepiness as well as cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Patients who fail medical management often seek surgical treatment.

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Effects of Treating Sleep Apnea in Patients Hospitalized With Congestive Heart Failure
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Sleep Apnea; Congestive Heart Failure; Heart Failure

 

Last Updated: 27 May 2014

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Testing the Elevation as Sleep Apnea Treatment
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnea, Obstructive; Sleep Apnea Syndromes; Sleep

 

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2014

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Effect of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome on Insulin Sensitivity and Cardiovascular Risk in PCOS Adolescents
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome; Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2014

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