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Sleep apnea: A condition which is characterized by transient attacks of apnea that usually occur during ones sleep. See detailed information below for a list of 36 causes of Sleep apnea, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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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. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Sleep Apnea Information Page: NINDS)
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can cause a person to stop breathing for short periods during sleep and to snore heavily. Sleep apnea may cause daytime sleepiness and even heart failure. The risk for sleep apnea increases with higher body weights. Weight loss usually improves sleep apnea. (Source: excerpt from Obesity: NWHIC)
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." (Source: excerpt from Sleep Apnea: NWHIC)
Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which breathing stops during sleep for... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Sleep Apnea Information Page: NINDS)
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can cause a person to stop breathing for short periods... (Source: excerpt from Obesity: NWHIC)
Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that is far more common than... (Source: excerpt from Sleep Apnea: NWHIC)
Apnea that occurs during sleep
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep and consequent oxygen desaturation.
- (Source - CRISP)
The list below shows some of the causes of Sleep apnea mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Sleep apnea. Of the 36 causes of Sleep apnea that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Sleep apnea' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Sleep apnea or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Subtypes of Sleep apnea:
Nocturnal dyspnoea (8 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Sleep apnea:
Sleep symptoms (1476 causes), Sleeping problems (873 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Nocturnal symptoms (698 causes)
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