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 2508 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acute Feasibility of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in Severely Obese Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: A Pilot Study.
 

Author(s): Isabelle Vivodtzev, Nicola A Maffiuletti, Anne-Laure Borel, Angélique Grangier, Bernard Wuyam, Renaud Tamisier, Jean-Louis Pépin

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017():3704380.

 

Objective. Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are closely interconnected conditions both leading to high cardiovascular risk. Inactivity is frequent and physical activity programs remain difficult in these patients. We investigated the acute feasibility of two neuromuscular ...

Last Updated: 14 Feb 2017

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Exploiting temporal and nonstationary features in breathing sound analysis for multiple obstructive sleep apnea severity classification.
 

Author(s): Jaepil Kim, Taehoon Kim, Donmoon Lee, Jeong-Whun Kim, Kyogu Lee

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Polysomnography (PSG) is the gold standard test for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but it incurs high costs, requires inconvenient measurements, and is limited by a one-night test. Thus, a repetitive OSA screening test using affordable data would be effective both for patients interested ...

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2017

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Mean apnea-hypopnea duration (but not apnea-hypopnea index) is associated with worse hypertension in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
 

Author(s): Hao Wu, Xiaojun Zhan, Mengneng Zhao, Yongxiang Wei

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(48):e5493.

 

To determine which polysomnography parameters are associated with severity of hypertension.This retrospective study collected data on all patients admitted to our urban, academic center in Beijing with hypertension who had undergone polysomnograms (PSG) and were diagnosed with obstructive ...

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 344 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Apnea-hypopnea index decreased significantly after nasal surgery for obstructive sleep apnea: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Jun Wu, Guoqiang Zhao, Yunchuan Li, Hongrui Zang, Tong Wang, Dongbo Wang, Demin Han

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Feb;96(5):e6008.

 

Nasal surgeries have been applied to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients with nasal obstruction for decades. However, the efficiency of nasal surgery in improving OSA remains controversial.The aim of this study was to identify whether isolated nasal surgery can improve apnea-hypopnea index (AHI).

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2017

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Women: Specific Issues and Interventions.
 

Author(s): Alison Wimms, Holger Woehrle, Sahisha Ketheeswaran, Dinesh Ramanan, Jeffery Armitstead

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():1764837.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has traditionally been seen as a male disease. However, the importance of OSA in women is increasingly being recognized, along with a number of significant gender-related differences in the symptoms, diagnosis, consequences, and treatment of OSA. Women ...

Last Updated: 4 Oct 2016

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Distraction osteogenesis as a treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Wai Kin Tsui, Yanqi Yang, Lim Kwong Cheung, Yiu Yan Leung

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Sep;95(36):e4674.

 

To conduct a systematic review to answer the clinical question "What are the effectiveness of mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) and its complications to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS)?".

Last Updated: 8 Sep 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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