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 1790 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

New clinical staging for pharyngeal surgery in obstructive sleep apnea patients.
 

Author(s): Tatiana Aguiar Vidigal, Fernanda Louise Martinho Haddad, Rafael Ferreira Pacheco Cabral, Maria Claudia Soares Oliveira, Ricardo Rodrigues Cavalcante, Lia Rita Azeredo Bittencourt, Sergio Tufik, Luis Carlos Gregório

Journal: Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. ;80(6):490-6.

 

The success of pharyngeal surgery in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome depends on the appropriate selection of patients.

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2014

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The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome-related symptoms and their relation to airflow limitation in an elderly population receiving home care.
 

Author(s): Christos F Kleisiaris, Evangelos I Kritsotakis, Zoe Daniil, Nikolaos Tzanakis, Agelos Papaioannou, Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis

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Both airflow limitation and obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS)-related symptoms are most prevalent in the elderly population. Previous studies revealed significant associations between OSAHS-related symptoms and obstructive airway diseases in the general population. ...

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2014

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Follow-up of obstructive sleep apnea in children.
 

Author(s): Emília Leite de Barros, Marcia Pradella-Hallinan, Gustavo Antonio Moreira, Daniele de Oliveira Soares Stefanini, Sergio Tufik, Reginaldo Raimundo Fujita

Journal: Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. ;80(4):277-84.

 

the evolution of snoring and OSAS in children is not well established since few studies of patients without surgical treatment have been published.

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 250 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mechanisms and clinical consequences of untreated central sleep apnea in heart failure.
 

Author(s): Maria Rosa Costanzo, Rami Khayat, Piotr Ponikowski, Ralph Augostini, Christoph Stellbrink, Marcus Mianulli, William T Abraham

Journal: J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.. 2015 Jan;65(1):72-84.

 

Central sleep apnea (CSA) is a highly prevalent, though often unrecognized, comorbidity in patients with heart failure (HF). Data from HF population studies suggest that it may present in 30% to 50% of HF patients. CSA is recognized as an important contributor to the progression of ...

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2015

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The linkage of allergic rhinitis and obstructive sleep apnea.
 

Author(s): Naricha Chirakalwasan, Kiat Ruxrungtham

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Allergy Immunol.. 2014 Dec;32(4):276-86.

 

Rhinitis can be divided into allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. Rhinitis, particularly allergic rhinitis, has been shown to be associated with obstructive sleep apnea; a condition characterized by repetitive upper airway obstruction during sleep. Allergic rhinitis increases the risk ...

Last Updated: 28 Dec 2014

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[Obstructive sleep apnea in women].
 

Author(s): Csilla Zita Turányi, Nóra Pintér, Andrea Dunai, Márta Novák

Journal: Orv Hetil. 2014 Dec;155(52):2067-73.

 

The prevalence of sleep disturbances and their symptomatic manifestations may be different in men and women. Women with obstructive sleep apnea are less likely to be diagnosed with sleep apnea compared to men, probably due to atypical symptoms such as morning headaches, symptoms of ...

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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Non-Inferiority Study of the FRESCA Mask Versus Existing CPAP Mask for Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Sleep Apnea; OSA

 

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2015

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