Introduction: Sleep apnea


Sleep apnea: Temporary stopping breathing for a brief time while sleeping, often repeating.

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which breathing stops during sleep for 10 seconds or more, sometimes more than 300 times a night. The hallmark of the disorder is excessive daytime sleepiness and compromised quality of life, including significant social and emotional problems. 1

Researching symptoms of Sleep apnea: Further information about the symptoms of Sleep apnea is available including a list of symptoms of Sleep apnea, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Sleep apnea, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Sleep apnea: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Sleep apnea, failure to diagnose Sleep apnea, underlying causes of Sleep apnea (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Sleep apnea: Various information is available about treatments available for Sleep apnea, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Sleep apnea: Research more detailed information about the causes of Sleep apnea, other possibly hidden causes of Sleep apnea, or other general information about Sleep apnea.

Statistics and Sleep apnea: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Sleep apnea, prevalence and incidence statistics for Sleep apnea, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

         Contents for Sleep apnea:

1. excerpt from NINDS Sleep Apnea Information Page: NINDS

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