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.

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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 2684 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

MicroRNA expression profiling and bioinformatics analysis of dysregulated microRNAs in obstructive sleep apnea patients.
 

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

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(34):e7917.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common chronic obstructive sleep disease in clinic. The purpose of our study was to use bioinformatics analysis to identify microRNAs (miRNAs) that are differentially expressed between OSA patients and healthy controls.Serum samples were collected ...

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2017

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Association of adiponectin level and obstructive sleep apnea prevalence in obese subjects.
 

Author(s): Fanfang Zeng, Xiang Wang, Wei Hu, Lili Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(32):e7784.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in obese subjects. Plasma adiponectin level in obese subjects is decreased. Whether reduced adiponectin level is associated with OSA is unknown. Participants without a previous diagnosis of OSA or who have not been treated with continuous ...

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2017

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Decreased sL-selectin serum levels in sleep apnea syndrome patients with cardiovascular diseases.
 

Author(s): Monika Kosacka, Irena Porębska, Renata Jankowska

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. ;26(3):449-453.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) is a common disorder associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 359 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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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: 5 Apr 2017

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Sleep Apnea: Types, Mechanisms, and Clinical Cardiovascular Consequences.
 

Author(s): Shahrokh Javaheri, Ferran Barbe, Francisco Campos-Rodriguez, Jerome A Dempsey, Rami Khayat, Sogol Javaheri, Atul Malhotra, Miguel A Martinez-Garcia, Reena Mehra, Allan I Pack, Vsevolod Y Polotsky, Susan Redline, Virend K Somers

Journal: J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.. 2017 Feb;69(7):841-858.

 

Sleep apnea is highly prevalent in patients with cardiovascular disease. These disordered breathing events are associated with a profile of perturbations that include intermittent hypoxia, oxidative stress, sympathetic activation, and endothelial dysfunction, all of which are critical ...

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2017

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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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