Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour.

The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. It causes your airway to collapse or become blocked during sleep. Normal breathing starts again with a snort or choking sound. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.

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  1. Sleep Apnea (National Library of Medicine)  
    Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow. Breathing pauses ... an hour. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. It causes your airway to collapse or become ...
  2. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which individuals experience pauses in breathing (apnea) during sleep, which are associated with partial or complete closure ...
  3. Central sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing stops over and over during sleep. ... Central sleep apnea results when the brain temporarily stops sending signals to the muscles that control breathing. The condition often ...
  4. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a problem in which your breathing pauses during sleep. This occurs because of narrowed or ... or blocked airway. Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea though. Other factors also may increase your risk: ...
  5. With pediatric sleep apnea, a child's breathing pauses during sleep because the airway has become narrowed or partly blocked. ... factors that also may increase the risk of sleep apnea in children include: A small jaw Certain shapes ...
  6. ... of at a sleep center to help diagnose sleep apnea. You either pick up the device at a ... specialist. Your sleep doctor thinks you have obstructive sleep apnea. You do not have other sleep disorders. You ...
  7. What Is Sleep Apnea? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    Sleep Apnea/Start Here ... Sleep Apnea ... Sleep apnea can occur when the upper airway is blocked during sleep, stopping airflow. A breathing device can help prevent ...
  8. Sleep Apnea (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Sleep Apnea/Start Here ... Sleep Apnea ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  9. Getting a Diagnosis for Sleep Apnea (American Sleep Apnea Association)  
    How to get a sleep apnea diagnosis. If you suspect that you have sleep apnea, the usual first step is to discuss your suspicions with your ...
  10. Sleep Apnea Information Page From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Sleep Apnea/Start Here ... Sleep Apnea ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... From the National Institutes of Health
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