Obstructive sleep apnea

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  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    symptoms, it is possible you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. There are approximately 30 million Americans who are victims of OSA. It is important for anyone who has this problem, or knows someone they care about with it to have an understanding of this condition. So what is OSA? OSA is a condition in which an individual experiences recurrent episodes during sleep when their throat closes, and they cannot breath air into their lungs (apnea). What happens during sleep, is the muscles that normally hold the throat open during waking hours, relax too much during sleep, allowing the airway…

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  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

    Introduction Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) basically means an individual losses the ability to breathe easily. OSA is could be considered a serious sleep disorder because of the stopping of breathing. OSA is constant and occurs multiple times while asleep. There are a multiple type of apnea but the most known disorder is OSA, which occurs when the throat muscles relax and hinders airways during sleep. OSA is usually caused because of a narrow and flaccid throat. In addition, most people who…

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  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Literature Review

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a condition where respiration stops for an extended period of time during sleep. This is generally caused by excessive relaxation of the soft tissues of the oropharynx and muscles of facial expression and mastication obstructing the airway. It has been theorized that the potentially life threatening Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS), directly and indirectly influences Periodontal disease. Literature Review Signs and symptoms of OSAS consist of snoring, abrupt…

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  • Reflection On Social Working With Clients

    Upon first meeting my client, “John Littlebear”, which is not his real name, but I will call him that due to patient privacy laws, I noticed that he had Tribal Insurance, which meant he was from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Montana. Therefore, I made sure I familiarized myself with the Blackfeet tribal customs before he arrived at the Sleep Center, ensuring I increased my cultural competency (Comstock et al., 2008). With this in mind, in order for social workers to effectively…

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  • Obstructive Sleep: A Case Study

    Shaib, F. MD., What is new in non-PAP treatment for obstructive sleep apnea? Texas Society for Respiratory Care Convention. Sleep Medicine. 9 July 2015. 3:30 p.m. The most likely cause of obstructive sleep disordered breathing (OSDB) is an abnormality in the anatomical structure of the upper airway. About 28% of people that are diagnosed with obstructive sleep disordered breathing are anatomically compromised or have a collapsible upper airway. The collapse of the upper airway occurs most…

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  • Snoring Research Paper

    turbulent airflow passing over vibrating soft tissues during sleep. Snoring typically occurs during the inspiratory phase of respiration but may also occur during exhalation. Snoring is not always accompanied by hypopnea, apnea or hypoventilation. It is estimated that nearly 90 million Americans snore during sleep. The degree of snoring is often subjective depending on the person reporting it. Habitual snoring is common while occasional snoring is virtually widespread. Typically,…

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  • AHI And NREM Sleep Differences

    The main research question in this article was to be able to study and compare AHI, apnea-hypopnea Index, in REM and NREM sleep in both supine and latera body position. AHI represents the number of apneas and hypopneas in an hour of sleep. Previous studies estimate around 8.8% - 46.5% of men and 3.7% - 30.5% of women have an AHI of at least 5. Higher body mass index, being a male, and older age are factors that increase OSA, obstructive sleep apnea. It is thought that OSA is more severe in…

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  • Sleep Disorders And Health

    Today an average individual sleeps less than 7 hours every night. This meaning that the less sleep people get each night is slowly affecting the way their own body functions and their well-being. There are even some people in the world who suffers from Sleep Disorder, and this disorder can originate from individual’s breathing patterns, stress, or anxiety. Many individuals may wonder why sleeping is important overall for our bodies? Sleep Health is important because it is critical for our…

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  • Antidepressant Regression Analysis

    having OSA. However, only the volume of white matter hyperintensities significantly contributes to the prediction. The odds of having OSA are 3.6 times greater as white matter hyperintensities increase (odds ratio, 3.62, 95% CI, 1.12-11.75, p< 0.20) while the OSA group did not (SRT delayed recall: ∆=-1.0, p=0.16; Trial A: ∆=-2.4, p=0.54) (see Figure 1 and Figure 2). It leaves open the question of whether antidepressants influence OSA, which may indirectly affect memory functions. Several…

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  • Sleep Deficiency In The Elderly Essay

    Sleep Deficiency in the Elderly Sleep is one of the basic necessities of living. Various studies have shown that adequate sleep is important for optimal productivity and output. The definition of adequate sleep is generally accepted as seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep for adults, and even greater time for children (Rajput & Bromley, 1999). With normal physiological changes occurring due to the ageing process, many people above 65 have six to six and a half hours of sleep (Feinberg,…

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