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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Updated 9 Jan 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 1618 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Sleep apnea and risk of pneumonia: a nationwide population-based study.
 

Author(s): Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Chia-Jen Liu, Hsin-Kai Wang, Li-An Wu, Shi-Chuan Chang, Diahn-Warng Perng, Wei-Juin Su, Yuh-Min Chen, Elizabeth Ya-Hsuan Lin, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Kun-Ta Chou

Journal: CMAJ. 2014 Apr;186(6):415-21.

 

Evidence evaluating the risk of pneumonia in patients with obstructive sleep apnea is limited and mostly focuses on patients who receive continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy or on pediatric patients. We aimed to explore the risk of incident pneumonia among adults with ...

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2014

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The evaluation of body composition, adiponectin, C-reactive protein and cholesterol levels in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
 

Author(s): Monika Kosacka, Anna Korzeniewska, Renata Jankowska

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. ;22(6):817-24.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a frequent disease, characterized by repetitive episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep, leading to many pathological events. Adiponectin is an adipocyte-specific secreted protein that plays a role in glucose and lipid homeostasis, ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2014

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 228 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Serum inflammatory markers in obstructive sleep apnea: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Rashid Nadeem, Janos Molnar, Essam M Madbouly, Mahwish Nida, Saurabh Aggarwal, Hassan Sajid, Jawed Naseem, Rohit Loomba

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been linked to and is associated with increased cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity. Ongoing inflammatory responses play an important role in this association. Multiple small size studies addressing the profile of the inflammatory markers ...

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2013

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Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Marzieh Hosseini Araghi, Yen-Fu Chen, Alison Jagielski, Sopna Choudhury, Dev Banerjee, Shakir Hussain, G Neil Thomas, Shahrad Taheri

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder associated with several adverse health outcomes. Given the close association between OSA and obesity, lifestyle and dietary interventions are commonly recommended to patients, but the evidence for their impact on OSA has not ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2013

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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: 13 Mar 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: 30 Jan 2014

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