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    Sleep Apnea Theory

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    Epidemiology: Obstructive sleep apnea is becoming more prevalent in adults and children in our society. Obstructive sleep apnea is undiagnosed mostly in women being 92% and 80% in men. The estimated prevalence in women is 2% and in men is 4%. A study was done by the University of Pennsylvania revealing that the prevalence in women was 4% and 9% for men. Another study called The Wisconsin Cohrt study showed that people who are 30 to 60 years old, the prevalence is 9-24% for men and 4-9% for women

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    Sleep Apnea is a chronic sleep disorder causing shallow, infrequent or pauses in breathing. According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep apnea affects more than 18 million Americans and is as common as type two diabetes. Common in both children and adults, there are three main types of sleep apnea. The first is central apnea, followed by the most common form, obstructive apnea and finally the combination of both, mixed/ complex apnea. Although these three types of apnea have differing symptoms

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    Symptoms of Sleep Apnea By Stuart Bazga | Submitted On July 15, 2011 Recommend Article Article Comments Print Article Share this article on Facebook Share this article on Twitter Share this article on Google+ Share this article on Linkedin Share this article on StumbleUpon Share this article on Delicious Share this article on Digg Share this article on Reddit Share this article on Pinterest Expert Author Stuart Bazga Sleeping is vital to the well-being of a person. With enough sleep we have a

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    There is a strong association between obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension, among cardiac conditions such as heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and coronary heart disease. OSA and hypertension share similar risk factors such as age and obesity, and are commonly co-morbid. During an obstructive sleep apnea episode the patient experiences reduced airflow due to obstruction in the upper airway, leading to hypoxia and hypercapnia, the patient is typically awakened by these episodes. Due to hypoxia

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    Sleep Apnea Disorder

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    scary thing but this happens to millions of people each year. One of the causes of this is Sleep Apnea. This paper will help identify the disorder of Sleep Apnea, its symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment. Sleep Apnea affects a person’s breathing while they sleep. According to the Mayo Clinic there are three types of Sleep Apnea: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Central Sleep Apnea and Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome. The most common is OSA. In OSA, the throat muscles relax which in turn causes the

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    Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is when someone is experiencing episodes of cessation of breaths during sleep because of their upper airway relaxing and obstructing air flow during sleep. The episodes usually last for ten seconds or greater and is usually accompanied with a decreased oxygen saturation. Although the airway is relaxed and obstructing airflow, the body (brain) is still attempting to breathe. When breathing has resumed from its apneic state, there is usually a loud gasping snore and or

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    What Is Sleep Apnea?

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    breathing during sleep, and being unaware it is even happening. That is what happens to those who suffer from one of the most common and underdiagnosed sleep disorders today, sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is when a person stops breathing multiple times during sleep, not allowing them to reach a deep, restful sleep. Over 19 million Americans suffer from the most common form of sleep apnea, and many of them are unaware. With the first descriptions being released in the late 1960’s, sleep apnea is a relatively

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    Sleep Apnea

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    Sleep apnea can be a scary and misunderstood problem for many people. The team at Duffield Dentistry can help you get the answers you need to feel safe and secure. Below we have answered some of the questions we most commonly hear regarding sleep apnea and its treatment. If you still have questions or concerns after browsing this page, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you or your loved one get the care you need. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder caused by a blockage

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    Essay on sleep apnea

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    Sleep Apnea Human Physiology – Biology 60           The dictionary defines sleep as “The natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the powers of the body are restored” (Webster’s 638) If one is waking up on an average of 300 times per night, the chances of complete body restoration are minimal. The Greek word apnea literally means “without breath”. An estimated 30 million Americans stop breathing during their sleep sometimes

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    Sleep Apnea Effects

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    Humans need sleep. Sleep is essential to a myriad of proper bodily functions. It effects memory, focus, mobility, and general brain function. If excessively deprived from sleep, individuals will certainly experience adverse health effects, imminent death being one of them (Worthman, 2008). Although many experts disagree on the details of what comprises ‘good’ sleep (hours, environment, noise level, body position etc.) the necessity of sleep is widely accepted (Worthman, 2008). Despite the critical

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