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Medical Reference Related to Sleep Apnea

  1. 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 ...

  2. Sleep Apnea Symptoms

    WebMD provides an overview of sleep apnea symptoms.

  3. Sleep Apnea Treatments

    Learn about the various treatment options for sleep apnea.

  4. Mouth Devices for Sleep Apnea

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

  5. Sleep Apnea: Uvulopalatoplasty - Topic Overview

    Laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP) is a technique that uses lasers to perform surgery for some sleep-related breathing disorders. It may be used if you have: Loud,habitual snoring. Research shows,though,that snoring may return,usually within 2 years after the surgery. 1 Upper airway resistance syndrome,in which nighttime breathing is obstructed but does not actually stop. Symptoms ...

  6. Sleep Apnea: Fiber-Optic Pharyngoscopy - Topic Overview

    Fiber-optic pharyngoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look into the upper part of your respiratory system. He or she may use it to help decide how to treat your obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). You remain awake during the procedure. Your doctor gives you medicine ( anesthesia ) to numb your throat and then places a thin,flexible tube (endoscope) inside your nostril and gently ...

  7. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a machine that helps a person who has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) breathe more easily during sleep. A CPAP machine increases air pressure in your throat so that your airway does not collapse when you breathe in. Your using CPAP may also help your bed partner sleep better.You use CPAP at home every night while you sleep. The CPAP machine has a mask ..

  8. Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Topic Overview

    Snoring is a major symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). But even though most people who have sleep apnea snore,not all people who snore have sleep apnea. Snoring occurs when the flow of air from the mouth or nose to the lungs is disturbed during sleep,usually by a blockage or narrowing in the nose,mouth,or throat (airway). If you snore and do not have sleep apnea,your snoring is ...

  9. Sleep Apnea: Uvulopalatoplasty - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Sleep Apnea: Should I Have Surgery?

  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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