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  1. Sleep Apnea and Related Health Conditions

    Obstructive sleep apnea -- disruptive snoring -- is linked to conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease and other hazards to your health. Learn more from WebMD.

  2. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Gadgets and Devices

    Learn more from WebMD about gadgets, devices, and strategies for treating obstructive sleep apnea, including CPAP machines, mouth devices, position pillows, and the tennis ball technique.

  3. Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    From a deviated septum to tonsillitis to alcohol use, OSA, or obstructive sleep apnea, has many possible causes. Learn more from WebMD.

  4. Apnea, Sleep

    Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by temporary,recurrent interruptions of breathing (respiration) during sleep. Symptoms of this disorder include periodic wakefulness during the night,excessive sleepiness during the day,and loud snoring during sleep. People with this disorder are frequently overweight. Diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea can avoid serious medical problems ...

  5. Sleep Apnea Symptoms

    WebMD provides an overview of sleep apnea symptoms.

  6. Sleep Apnea Treatments

    Learn about the various treatment options for sleep apnea.

  7. Mouth Devices for Sleep Apnea

    WebMD describes the different types of mouth devices used to treat sleep apnea including CPAP and mouth guards.

  8. Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring

    Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are surgeries that remove the tonsils and adenoids.

  9. Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is a procedure that removes excess tissue in the throat to make the airway wider.

  10. Sleep Apnea: Less Common Surgeries - Topic Overview

    The first treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are lifestyle changes,such as losing weight or not drinking alcohol before bed,and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). If these do not work,or if an obvious tissue or bone problem is causing your sleep apnea,surgery is an option. Common surgeries for sleep apnea include uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP),which is removal ...

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