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Sleep Apnea

Snoring may be more than just an annoying habit – it may be a sign of sleep apnea. Persons with sleep apnea characteristically make periodic gasping or “snorting” noises, during which their sleep is momentarily interrupted. Those with sleep apnea may also experience excessive daytime sleepiness, as their sleep is commonly interrupted and may not feel restorative. A comprehensive sleep history, physical examination and sleep study is required for the appropriate diagnosis. As the number of sleep apnea episodes increases, people are more likely to have a variety of health problems. These include, High blood pressure, Heart attack, Irregular heart rhythms, Stroke, Depression, memory problems and frequent urination, (often increased need to urinate during the night is blamed upon prostate problems or other illnesses/medication, but upon successful treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, urination at night returns to normal). Treatment of sleep apnea is dependent on its cause. Gentle air pressure administered during sleep typically in the form of a continuous positive airway pressure device (CPAP) may require for the effective treatment of sleep apnea. Other treatment option including, Oral appliances and different types of surgeries are also considered as 2nd line option for the treatment of this condition.

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