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Breathing cessation during sleep

Contents for Sleep apnea
  1. Introduction: Sleep apnea
  2. Causes (36 conditions)
  3. Causes of Types
  4. Drug causes (7 listings)
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Sleep apnea

Breathing cessation during sleep: Breathing cessation during sleep is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:

Causes of Sleep apnea (Breathing cessation during sleep): See detailed list of causes below.

Sleep apnea (medical symptom): A condition which is characterized by transient attacks of apnea that usually occur during ones sleep

Article Excerpts for Breathing cessation during sleep:

Sleep apnea (medical symptom): 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)

Causes of Sleep apnea (Breathing cessation during sleep)

The list of medical condition causes of Sleep apnea (Breathing cessation during sleep) includes:

All 36 causes of Sleep apnea

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More Symptom Information for Breathing cessation during sleep

For a medical symptom description of 'Breathing cessation during sleep', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Sleep apnea (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Breathing cessation during sleep' may be possible.

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