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Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that if left untreated can result in death. According to a recent journal article, “up to 93% of women and 82% of men may have undiagnosed moderate to severe OSA” (Park MD, Ramar MD, Olson MD, 2011, p. 549). OSA is characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breathing during sleep. These are called apneas and hypopneas. A recent journal article published by the Mayo Clinic defined OSA as “a disorder in which a person frequently stops breathing...

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Sleep apnea

lion when in deep sleep. Little did I know that when I snore I am not breathing. In the next paragraphs, I will talk about sleep apnea, describe it an list symptoms, discuss how common it is, and discuss treatments. Who knew snoring can be so complicated. First, sleep apnea is a disorder of breathing during sleep. Typically it is accompanied by loud snoring. Apnea during sleep consist of brief periods throughout the night in which breathing stops. People with sleep apnea do not get enough...

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Sleep Apnea

SLEEP APNEA What is Sleep Apnea? The Greek word "apnea" literally means "without breath." There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed; of the three, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common. Despite the difference in the root cause of each type, in all three, people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a blockage...

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Informative Speech Outline- Sleep Apnea

March 2013 Working Outline Topic: Sleep Apnea General Purpose: to inform Specific Purpose: to inform the audience on Sleep Apnea Thesis: Sleep Apnea is becoming more of a dangerous disease that more people are starting to be diagnosed with. It is extremely important that Sleep Apnea is emphasized so that more people are aware of it. Introduction: “The National Sleep Foundation” says that a lot of people don’t know what sleep apnea is. Sleep Apnea is a dangerous disease that can lead to...

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea By: Matthew George Com/156 What if you were cutting years from your life away and what’s worse is happening while you sleep? Do you find yourself feeling fatigued over the daytime and people closest to you complain about your loud snoring at night? You could be like most Americans and have an undiagnosed sleeping disorder known as Sleep Apnea. “Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may have sleep apnea if you...

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False Assumptions

worse. He had really bad hygiene and apparently smelled like a mix of ketchup and onions. This year, he has a roommate that's hygienic and isn't clinically depressed, but likes to sleep really early. 9:00 pm early. It wouldn't be too much of a problem if he didn't have a condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a disorder where your breathing stops or gets very shallow while sleeping. This causes loud snoring and choking or gasping. My brother is easily distracted by his incessant noise making...

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sleep apnea

 The Not So Silent Killer Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that is far more common than generally understood. First described in 1965, sleep apnea is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. It owes its name to a Greek word, apnea, meaning “want of breath.” There are two types of sleep apnea: central and obstructive. Central sleep apnea, which is less common, occurs when the brain fails to send the appropriate signals to...

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marfan syndrome

syndrome generally do not experience noticeable problems with their lungs. If, however, these tiny air sacs become stretched or swollen, the risk of lung collapse may increase. Rarely, people with Marfan Syndrome may have sleep-related breathing disorders such as snoring or sleep apnea There is no cure for Marfan syndrome. To develop one, scientist may have to identify and change the specific gene responsible for the disorder before birth. However, a range of treatment options can minimize and sometimes...

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Functional Orthodontics

structures through Functional Orthodontic treatment, medical problems such as temporomandibular disorders, migraine headaches, neck-shoulder-back pains, dizziness, ringing in the ears, hearing problems, upper airway obstructions/mouth breathing, sleep disorders/sleep apnea, and other problems may be alleviated. There are many examples of problems associated with facial-skeletal disharmony and medical problems. For example, individuals with narrow mouths and high palatal vaults often have narrow and compressed...

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Health Care Interview

English, Spanish, and sign language, and assists in translation for her fellow colleagues when requested. Dr. Becker can also refer patients for sleep studies when she suspects a patient may suffer from sleep apnea based upon her examination. Sleep apnea affects both adult and children, however, with children it may be easier to alleviate the issue sleep apnea with the removal of the child’s tonsil and adenoids that could be obstructing the child’s airway. Dr. Becker became interested in otolaryngology...

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