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

Sleep apnoea: Sleep apnoea is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:

Causes of Sleep apnea (Sleep apnoea): 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

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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 (Sleep apnoea)

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Related Symptoms for Sleep apnoea

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

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Sleep apnoea: Sleep apnoea is listed as an alternate name or description for Sleep apnea. For a medical symptom description of 'Sleep apnoea', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Sleep apnea (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.

Sleep apnoea (medical condition): Childhood obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is characterized by episodic upper airway obstruction that occurs during sleep.

Sleep apnoea (medical condition): Sleep apnea refers to a temporary cessation of breathing during sleep, that usually repeats in a cycle. In children, common causes include tonsilitis and adenoiditis. In adults, the condition is often related to obesity, but it can also be caused by other disorders or structural defects in the throat. The most common type, Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), occurs where something physically obstructs the airway.

In many cases, the person is unaware of the condition except perhaps of their snoring. This is a potentially serious airway disorder where a person suffers repetitive difficulty breathing during sleep, and this lack of breathing causes complications. Sleep apnea causes serious complications such as hypertension and can be life-threatening.

Sleep apnoea: 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)

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