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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 1776 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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[Association of glucose transporter 4 gene polymorphism with hypoxia caused by obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and with related inflammatory factors].
 

Author(s): Ting Yin, Nan-fang Li, Li-gen Ai, Xiao-guang Yao, Jing Hong, Ling Zhou, Jian-qiong Kong

Journal: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2014 Aug;36(4):400-9.

 

To investigate the relationship between genetic polymorphisms of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) and hypoxia caused by obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) as well as with related inflammatory factors.

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 249 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Effect of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome on lipid profile: a meta-regression analysis.
 

Author(s): Rashid Nadeem, Mukesh Singh, Mahwish Nida, Irfan Waheed, Adnan Khan, Saeed Ahmed, Jawed Naseem, Daniel Champeau

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome, and dyslipidemia, which may be related to decrease androgen levels found in OSA patients. Dyslipidemia may contribute to atherosclerosis leading to increasing risk of heart disease.

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2014

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[The treatment of central sleep-apnea syndrome, updated information, and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Handan Inönü Köseoğlu, Asiye Kanbay, Oğuz Köktürk

Journal: Tuberk Toraks. 2014 ;62(1):68-78.

 

Central sleep-apnea syndrome (CSAS) is a disease state characterized by respiratory arrest as a result of decrease or lack of respiratory drive originating from respiratory center. Although it is seen in less than 5% of the casses who consult to the sleep disorders center, incidence ...

Last Updated: 12 May 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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Undetected Sleep Apnea in the Postanesthesia Acute Care Unit (PACU)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnea, Obstructive

 

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2015

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