Complications of Sleep Apnea

Complications of Sleep Apnea

Complications of Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea refers to intermittent, cyclical cessations or reductions of airflow, with or without obstruction of the upper airway. This is manifested to the patient and the observers as snoring. On a long-term basis, Obstructive sleep apnea (extreme snoring) can cause several major and minor complications to an individual’s health and […]

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Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that is characterized by a marked reduction or even absence of airflow at the mouth or nose during sleep due to increased collapsibility of the airway. Apnea occurs in episodes that result in a reduction of oxygen reaching the brain, and they are typically terminated by minor arousals. Patients […]

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