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  1. 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 ...

  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. 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.

  5. Sleep Apnea Symptoms

    A list of the common symptoms of sleep apnea.

  6. Mouth Devices for Sleep Apnea

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

  7. Wakefulness-Promoting Medicines

    Drug details for Modafinil for sleep apnea.

  8. 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 ..

  9. Nasal Disks for Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring - Topic Overview

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a device (Provent) that attaches to the outside of the nose for the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring. The device,called an expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) device,looks like a disk. One disk is attached over each nostril. A valve positioned over the nostril does not block air that you breathe in. But the valve makes it ...

  10. 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 ...

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