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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. Sleep Apnea Symptoms

    A list of the common symptoms of sleep apnea.

  3. Sleep Apnea

    Learn more from WebMD about sleep apnea, a disruptive and potentially dangerous sleep disorder.

  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 Tests and Diagnosis

    If you have symptoms of sleep apnea, your doctor may ask you to have a sleep study. Here's what to expect.

  6. Wakefulness-Promoting Medicines

    Drug details for Modafinil for sleep apnea.

  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. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring

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

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