Sleep apnea is characterized by the absence of breathing for short periods during sleep. There are several types but the most common is due to upper airway obstruction, resulting in frequent waking and daytime tiredness. Snoring often accompanies this disorder. Daytime sleepiness is often the only symptom since many patients don't realize they are waking at night. Diagnosis is usually made at a sleep disorders clinic. A device to assist with breathing during the night will often alleviate the symptoms. This disorder can often occur in older, adult males and may be associated with overweight.
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American Sleep Apnea Organization
Information on reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea.
An open, non-profit discussion forum devoted exclusively to sleep apnea patients.
Includes information and tips on preventing snoring.
California Sleep Institute
Provides information and education on breathing disorders, including Sleep Apnea Surgery and the surgical treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA).
Find support, encouragement, and advice about sleep apnea.
Features an adjustable mandibular repositioning appliance researched and developed for patient treatment by John W. Feaster, DDS, F.A.D.I. Find a FAQs, and articles and research.
A new procedure for the treatment of snoring. This resource page gives information and links to journal research on this procedure.
NHS Choices: Sleep Apnoea
Provides information on this condition that causes interrupted breathing during sleep. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Quiz
A quiz to help parents see if their child has symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, like loud snoring and problems at school.
Philips Respironics for Sleep Apnea
Learn about sleep apnea, get tips and tools, and take a quiz to find out if you are at risk - from Koninklijke Philips NV.
Sleep Apnea Clinic
Information and links on the Klearway Appliance, an extensively researched appliance treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea Overview
From the American Academy of Family Physicians
Sleep Apnea Surgery - Dr. Kasey Li
Developed by a world renown surgeon, Dr. Kasey Li, for educational purposes. It provides in-depth information on the surgical treatment of sleep disordered breathing.
Explains sleep apnea with diagrams and detailed literature on how to treat it. Find out how you can be tested today.
Features details about home-based diagnostic testing for sleep apnea syndrome.
Provides information on snoring and sleep apnea, and on oral appliance treatments for these disorders.
Fact sheet about this serious, potentially life-threatening condition that is far more common than generally understood. Symptoms and treatment information.
Snoring isn't sexy
Information resource for dentists and patients on snoring and sleep apnea, with information about oral appliance therapy, treatment options and available dentists.
Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Article about symptoms of progressive sleep apnea syndrome, a disorder that can have serious effects on health.
The Welsh Sleep Apnoea Society
The aim of this website is to give an insight on what sleep apnoea is, what the symptoms are, and where to turn to for help.
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