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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
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Keywords

obstructive sleep apnea, hypopnea, sleep apnea,sleep apnae, hypopnea syndrome, OSAHS, central sleep apnea, apnea, snoring, obesity complication, OSA, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, OSAS, snore, apneic sleep, sleep disorder, sleeping disorders, CSA, central breathing instability, continuous positive airway pressure, CPAP, apnea-hypopnea index, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, excessive daytime sleepiness

Overview *

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be serious. In sleep apnea, your breathing stops or gets very shallow. Each pause in breathing typically lasts 10 to 20 seconds or more. These pauses can occur 20 to 30 times or more an hour.

The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. That means you are unable to get enough air through your mouth and nose into your lungs. When that happens, the amount of oxygen in your blood may drop. Normal breaths resume with a snort or choking sound. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.

When your sleep is interrupted throughout the night, you can be drowsy during the day. People with sleep apnea are at higher risk for car crashes, work-related accidents and other medical problems. If you have it, it is important to get treatment.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | Sleep
What is it? | Complications
Causes | Signs
Diagnosis | Treatment Options
Conclusion

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program explains obstructive sleep apnea. It discusses its causes, symptoms, dangers and treatment options.

This button allows you to read and print an illustrated handout This button starts a multimedia program with interactive questions

This button allows you to read and print an illustrated handout

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Last reviewed: 4/21/2008

 
     
 

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