Obstructive Sleep Apnea: 5 Self-Care Strategies
Getting medical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is important, but it’s not the only way to improve OSA symptoms. These are the five self-care strategies most often recommend by experts.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Gadgets and Devices
Learn about gadgets, devices, and strategies for treating obstructive sleep apnea, including CPAP machines, mouth devices, position pillows, and the tennis ball technique.
7 Ways Sleep Apnea Can Hurt Your Health
Obstructive sleep apnea -- disruptive snoring -- is linked to conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease and other hazards to your health.
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.
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 ...
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
WebMD provides an overview of sleep apnea symptoms.
Sleep Apnea Treatments
Learn about the various treatment options for sleep apnea.
Mouth Devices for Sleep Apnea
WebMD describes the different types of mouth devices used to treat sleep apnea including CPAP and mouth guards.
Sleep Apnea: Uvulopalatoplasty - Topic Overview
Sleep apnea occurs when you regularly stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer during sleep. It can be mild,moderate,or severe,based on the number of times an hour that you stop breathing (apnea) or that airflow to your lungs is reduced (hypopnea). This is called the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). Mild apnea. Mild apnea is defined as 5 to 14 episodes of apnea or reduced airflow to the lungs ...
Tracheostomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Tracheostomy is sometimes used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In this surgery, the surgeon creates a permanent opening in the neck to the windpipe (trachea). He or she then puts a tube into the opening to let air in.