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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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.

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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 2067 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Risk factors of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome and sleep hypopnea in patients with growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma].
 

Author(s): Xiao-Peng Guo, Lu Gao, Yi-Lin Li, Shuo Zhang, Yong Yao, Wei Lian, Ren-Zhi Wang, Bing Xing

Journal: Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2015 Oct;35(10):1501-4.

 

To investigate the risk factors contributing to the development of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and sleep hypopnea (SH) in patients with growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma (GHPA).

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2015

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Risk of Cerebrovascular Diseases After Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Nationwide Cohort Study.
 

Author(s): Shin-Yan Chen, Yih-Giun Cherng, Fei-Peng Lee, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Shih-Yu Huang, Chaur-Jong Hu, Chien-Chang Liao, Ta-Liang Chen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Oct;94(41):e1791.

 

Little was known about the beneficial effects of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) on the outcomes after obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of UPPP on reducing risk of cerebrovascular diseases in patients with OSA.Using Taiwan's National ...

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2015

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Relationship Between Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio, Platelet to Lymphocyte Ratio and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Sabri Koseoglu, Kursat M Ozcan, Aykut Ikinciogullari, Mehmet A Cetin, Erol Yildirim, Huseyin Dere

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. ;24(4):623-7.

 

Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) give information about many diseases. An increase in inflammation markers occurs in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 287 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry-Based Biomarkers in the Field of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
 

Author(s): Huajun Xu, Xiaojiao Zheng, Wei Jia, Shankai Yin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Oct;94(40):e1541.

 

Biomarker assessment is based on quantifying several proteins and metabolites. Recent developments in proteomics and metabolomics have enabled detection of these small molecules in biological samples and exploration of the underlying disease mechanisms in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). ...

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2015

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Drug-induced sleep endoscopy in the identification of obstruction sites in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Alonço da Cunha Viana, Luiz Claudio Santos Thuler, Maria Helena de Araújo-Melo

Journal: Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. ;81(4):439-46.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome has multifactorial causes. Although indications for surgery are evaluated by well-known diagnostic tests in the awake state, these do not always correlate with satisfactory surgical results.

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2015

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Inflammatory response mechanisms exacerbating hypoxemia in coexistent pulmonary fibrosis and sleep apnea.
 

Author(s): Ayodeji Adegunsoye, Jay Balachandran

Journal: Mediators Inflamm.. 2015 ;2015():510105.

 

Mediators of inflammation, oxidative stress, and chemoattractants drive the hypoxemic mechanisms that accompany pulmonary fibrosis. Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis commonly have obstructive sleep apnea, which potentiates the hypoxic stimuli for oxidative stress, culminating ...

Last Updated: 6 May 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Early Sleep Apnea Treatment in Stroke
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnea, Obstructive; Sleep Apnea, Central; Stroke

 

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2015

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Dimethyl Fumarate for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obstructive Sleep Apnea; OSA; Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2015

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Effect of Exercise Training on Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Severity
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnea Syndromes; Sleep Apnea, Obstructives

 

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2015

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