Apnea; Apnea, Sleep
Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which breathing stops during sleep for 10 seconds or more, sometimes more than 300 times a night. The hallmark of the disorder is excessive daytime sleepiness and compromised quality of life, including significant social and emotional problems. There are two main types of sleep apnea. ''Obstructive sleep apnea'' may represent cessation of breathing due to mechanical blockage of the airway; ''central sleep apnea'' appears to be related to a malfunction of the b...
Snoring is the act of breathing through the open mouth in such a way as to cause a vibration of the uvula and soft palate, thus giving rise to a sound which may vary from a soft noise to a loud unpleasant sound. This most commonly occurs during sleep.
Sleep Apnea as related to Snoring
- American Sleep Apnea Association
Information on reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea.
- Sleep apnea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sleep apnea (or sleep apnoea in British English) is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep.
- What Is Sleep Apnea? Causes, Risk Factors, and Effects
Learn more from WebMD about sleep apnea, a disruptive and potentially dangerous sleep disorder.
- Obstructive sleep apnea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) (or apnoea) is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by obstruction of the upper airway. It is characterized by repetitive ...
- Sleep Apnea: MedlinePlus - National Library of Medicine
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.
- What Is Sleep Apnea? - NHLBI, NIH
Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by a reduction or pause of breathing (airflow) during sleep. It is common among adults but rare among children.
- Sleep Apnea Information Page: National Institute of ...
What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. These episodes usually ...
- Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Causes, Cures, and Treatment …
Sleep Apnea Symptoms, Causes, Cures, and Treatment Options In This ArticleUnless our bed partner is disrupting our sleep, most of us don’t think of snoring as ...
- Obstructive sleep apnea | University of Maryland Medical ...
Obstructive sleep apnea Description. An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of obstructive sleep apnea. Highlights