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.

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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 2235 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Adaptive Servo-Ventilation for Central Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure.
 

Author(s): Martin R Cowie, Karl Wegscheider, Helmut Teschler

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Feb;374(7):690-1.

 

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2016

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[Excessive daytime sleepiness and risk for obstructive sleep apnea in the public transport drivers].
 

Author(s): Łukasz Minarowski, Sylwia Chwieśko-Minarowska, Marcin Czaban, Magdalena Mickiewicz, Natalia Kozakiewicz, Anna Kuryliszyn-Moskal, Elżbieta Chyczewska

Journal: Med Pr. 2015 ;66(5):679-85.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a set of symptoms related to the increased upper airways resistance during sleep (due to pharyngeal walls collapse) leading to intermittent airflow obstruction in the lungs. One of the most severe OSA symptoms is excessive daytime sleepiness. Sustained ...

Last Updated: 9 Dec 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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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 302 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Obstructive sleep apnea].
 

Author(s): Morten Engstrøm, Kornelia Katalin Beiske, Harald Hrubos-Strøm, Sigurd Aarrestad, Trond Sand

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Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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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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Utility of portable monitoring in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea.
 

Author(s): U Krishnaswamy, A Aneja, R Mohan Kumar, T Prasanna Kumar

Journal: J Postgrad Med. ;61(4):223-9.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common but underdiagnosed sleep disorder, which is associated with systemic consequences such as hypertension, stroke, metabolic syndrome, and ischemic heart disease. Nocturnal laboratory-based polysomnography (PSG) is the gold standard test for ...

Last Updated: 7 Oct 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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Effect of Exercise Training on Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Severity
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnea Syndromes; Sleep Apnea, Obstructives

 

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2016

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Detection of Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA) in Pregnant Women and Assessment of Impact of OSA on Pregnancy Course
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy; Sleep Apnea Syndrome; Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2016

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