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.

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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 2482 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

CPAP for Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
 

Author(s): R Doug McEvoy, Nick A Antic, Emma Heeley, Yuanming Luo, Qiong Ou, Xilong Zhang, Olga Mediano, Rui Chen, Luciano F Drager, Zhihong Liu, Guofang Chen, Baoliang Du, Nigel McArdle, Sutapa Mukherjee, Manjari Tripathi, Laurent Billot, Qiang Li, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Ferran Barbe, Susan Redline, Jiguang Wang, Hisatomi Arima, Bruce Neal, David P White, Ron R Grunstein, Nanshan Zhong, Craig S Anderson,

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Sep;375(10):919-31.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events; whether treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) prevents major cardiovascular events is uncertain.

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2016

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Eighty Kilograms Weight Reduction in a Case of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Several Comorbidities: Did the Conditions Improve?
 

Author(s): Moein Foroughi, Majid Malekmohammad, Parisa Adimi

Journal: Acta Med Iran. 2016 May;54(5):334-6.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) together with metabolic disorders is common in severely obese patients. Weight reduction is considered as a treatment modality in these cases while few of them can succeed in considerable weight loss. Here, we present a severely obese man with body mass ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2016

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OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA AND OFFICE-BASED SURGERY.
 

Author(s): Steven Ganzberg

Journal: Anesth Prog. 2016 ;63(2):53-4.

 

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 338 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Atherosclerosis.
 

Author(s): Zulkifli Amin, Hilman Z Amin, Lukman Z Amin

Journal: Acta Med Indones. 2016 Jan;48(1):63-7.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep respiratory disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of complete or partial airway obstruction, resulting in apneas or hypopneas. OSA could contribute to atherosclerosis through direct and indirect mechanisms. Endothelial dysfunction, sympathetic ...

Last Updated: 31 May 2016

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A clinical approach to obstructive sleep apnea as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
 

Author(s): Micha T Maeder, Otto D Schoch, Hans Rickli

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with cardiovascular risk factors, cardiovascular diseases, and increased mortality. Epidemiological studies have established these associations, and there are now numerous experimental and clinical studies which have provided information ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2016

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Reconsidering first-line treatment for obstructive sleep apnea: a systematic review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Brian W Rotenberg, Claudio Vicini, Edward B Pang, Kenny P Pang

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Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is typically recommended as first line therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, but the adherence rate of CPAP is problematic. This study's objective was to systematically review the literature relating to CPAP as first line therapy for OSA and ...

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea and Bypass OperaTion
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 28 Oct 2016

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2016

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Prevention Of Delirium in Elderly With Obstructive Sleep Apnea (PODESA)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2016

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