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 1909 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Impact of obstructive sleep apnea and continuous positive airway pressure therapy on outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation-Results from the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF).
 

Author(s): Fredrik Holmqvist, Ni Guan, Zhaoyin Zhu, Peter R Kowey, Larry A Allen, Gregg C Fonarow, Elaine M Hylek, Kenneth W Mahaffey, James V Freeman, Paul Chang, DaJuanicia N Holmes, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini, Bernard J Gersh,

Journal: Am. Heart J.. 2015 May;169(5):647-654.e2.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Little is known about the impact of OSA on AF treatment and long-term outcomes. We studied whether patients with OSA have a greater likelihood of progressing to more persistent forms of AF or require ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2015

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Does sleep apnea damage the kidneys?
 

Author(s): Kelly Liang, Mark Unruh

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Last Updated: 24 Feb 2015

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Vascular endothelial growth factor genotypes and haplotypes contribute to the susceptibility of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
 

Author(s): Chao Cao, Qunli Ding, Dan Lv, Zhe Dong, Shifang Sun, Zhongbo Chen, Huahao Shen, Zaichun Deng

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To investigate whether VEGF polymorphisms (-460 T/C, +405 G/C, and +936 C/T)/haplotypes influence the susceptibility of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Last Updated: 27 Dec 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 264 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Impact of the type of mask on the effectiveness of and adherence to continuous positive airway pressure treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.
 

Author(s): Rafaela Garcia Santos de Andrade, Vivien Schmeling Piccin, Juliana Ara├║jo Nascimento, Fernanda Madeiro Leite Viana, Pedro Rodrigues Genta, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho

Journal: J Bras Pneumol. ;40(6):658-68.

 

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the gold standard for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Although CPAP was originally applied with a nasal mask, various interfaces are currently available. This study reviews theoretical concepts and questions the premise ...

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2015

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Dimethyl Fumarate for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obstructive Sleep Apnea; OSA; Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 5 May 2015

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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 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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