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Sleep Apnea

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Sleep Apnea At A Glance

  • Sleep apnea is defined as a reduction or cessation of breathing during sleep.

  • The three types of sleep apnea are central apnea, obstructive apnea, and a mixture of central and obstructive apnea.

  • Central sleep apnea is caused by a failure of the brain to activate the muscles of breathing during sleep.

  • Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by the collapse of the airway during sleep.

  • The complications of obstructive sleep apnea include high blood pressure, strokes, heart disease, automobile accidents, and daytime sleepiness as well as difficulty concentrating, thinking and remembering.

  • Obstructive sleep apnea is diagnosed and evaluated by history, physical examination and polysomnography.

  • The non-surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea include behavior therapy, medications, dental appliances, continuous positive airway pressure, bi-level positive airway pressure, and auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure.

  • The surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea include nasal surgery, palate implants, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, tongue reduction surgery, genioglossus advancement, maxillo-mandibular advancement, tracheostomy, and bariatric surgery.

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Sleep Apnea At A Glance

  • Sleep apnea is defined as a reduction or cessation of breathing during sleep.

  • The three types of sleep apnea are central apnea, obstructive apnea, and a mixture of central and obstructive apnea.

  • Central sleep apnea is caused by a failure of the brain to activate the muscles of breathing during sleep.

  • Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by the collapse of the airway during sleep.

  • The complications of obstructive sleep apnea include high blood pressure, strokes, heart disease, automobile accidents, and daytime sleepiness as well as difficulty concentrating, thinking and remembering.

  • Obstructive sleep apnea is diagnosed and evaluated by history, physical examination and polysomnography.

  • The non-surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea include behavior therapy, medications, dental appliances, continuous positive airway pressure, bi-level positive airway pressure, and auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure.

  • The surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea include nasal surgery, palate implants, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, tongue reduction surgery, genioglossus advancement, maxillo-mandibular advancement, tracheostomy, and bariatric surgery.

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<LI>The surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea include nasal surgery, palate implants, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, tongue reduction surgery, genioglossus advancement, maxillo-mandibular advancement, tracheostomy, and bariatric surgery.

This is what they wanted to do to me some years back. After, I saw a Hemotogist about my Herditary Angioedema, he suggested that I do not have the surgery. The good old CPAP is working great. It was going to be a painful surgery, and less than a 50% surviors rate. I think I made the right decision. The issue that I have is that when I was in the military, the doctors had no clue what this was. Told a doctor once that I was snoring and falling asleep during daytime. Response: Sleep on your side, and stop partying all night :wacko:

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