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

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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 2967 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Visual field defects and retinal nerve fiber imaging in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and in healthy controls.
 

Author(s): Paula Casas, Francisco J Ascaso, Eugenio Vicente, Gloria Tejero-Garcés, María I Adiego, José A Cristóbal

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To assess the retinal sensitivity in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) patients evaluated with standard automated perimetry (SAP). And to correlate the functional SAP results with structural parameters obtained with optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and sleep quality in hypertensive patients.
 

Author(s): Marcelo Rodrigues Bacci, Jonathan Naim Mora Emboz, Beatriz da Costa Aguiar Alves, Glaucia Luciano da Veiga, Neif Murad, Adriano Meneghini, Antonio Carlos P Chagas, Fernando Luiz Affonso Fonseca

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2017 Dec;63(12):1055-1060.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is one of the developmental factors of high blood pressure (HBP), a relevant global public health problem. OSAHS is characterized by the reduction or complete cessation of respiratory airflow due to intermittent airway collapse. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prevalence, sleep characteristics, and comorbidities in a population at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea: A nationwide questionnaire study in South Korea.
 

Author(s): Jun-Sang Sunwoo, Young Hwangbo, Won-Joo Kim, Min Kyung Chu, Chang-Ho Yun, Kwang Ik Yang

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To determine the prevalence, sleep characteristics, and comorbidities associated with a high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the Korean adult population.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Sleep Apnea" returned 398 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[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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Association of obstructive sleep apnea with hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Haifeng Hou, Yange Zhao, Wenqing Yu, Hualei Dong, Xiaotong Xue, Jian Ding, Weijia Xing, Wei Wang

Journal: J Glob Health. 2018 Jun;8(1):010405.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder characterized as complete or partial upper airflow cessation during sleep. Although it has been widely accepted that OSA is a risk factor for the development of hypertension, the studies focusing on this topic revealed inconsistent ...

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Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea and Bypass OperaTion
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2018

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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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Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2018

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