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.
Find support, encouragement, and advice about sleep apnea.
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.
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.
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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