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.

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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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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 2973 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Symptoms during sleep among patients with obstructive sleep apnea].
 

Author(s): Viviana Cancino Q, Enzo Rivera T

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2018 Apr;146(4):470-478.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a frequent sleep-related breathing disorder being associated with cardiovascular, metabolic and neurobehavioral consequences. Most patients with OSAS are untreated because they are not timely diagnosed.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Profiling of lung microbiota in the patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
 

Author(s): Dongmei Lu, Xiaoguang Yao, Ayinigeer Abulimiti, Li Cai, Ling Zhou, Jing Hong, Nanfang Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(26):e11175.

 

Lung microbiota may affect innate immunity and treatment consequence in the obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) was obtained from 11 OSA patients and 8 patients with other lung diseases as control, and used for lung microbiota profiling by PCR ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Maxillomandibular advancement for obstructive sleep apnea.
 

Author(s): M Däzlä, M Yilmaz, F Karaloglu, R Karamert, V C Goksu, S A Kahraman, Y K Kemaloglu

Journal: Niger J Clin Pract. 2018 Jun;21(6):716-720.

 

: We aimed to present our clinical experience with maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome and to compare our results with literature data.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 399 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure: Review of Prevalence, Treatment with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, and Prognosis.
 

Author(s): Himad K Khattak, Faisal Hayat, Salpy V Pamboukian, Harvey S Hahn, Brian P Schwartz, Phyllis K Stein

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Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep-related breathing disorder that has a major impact on cardiovascular function. It has been associated with hypertension, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death, and heart failure. This review focuses on the relationship ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Cardiovascular risk and obstructive sleep apnea].
 

Author(s): Abdelmajid Bouzerda

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Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) affects approximately 4% of men and 2% of women in the middle ages but many of these patients are not diagnosed or treated. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality are associated with sleep apnoea. This causal link has been confirmed ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Association of obstructive sleep apnea with cardiovascular outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Xiao Wang, Jing-Yao Fan, Ying Zhang, Shao-Ping Nie, Yong-Xiang Wei

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(17):e0621.

 

The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains unclear. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the impact of OSA on subsequent cardiovascular events ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Sleep Apnea : Diagnosis and Monitoring
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2018

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Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea and Bypass OperaTion
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2018

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2018

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