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    Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    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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    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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    causes fatigue, which increases the possibility for vehicle accidents. Obstructive sleep apnea affects more than half the NYPD. Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic disease that can be treated, with the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine (Hoffstein et at., 1992). Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea proves useful. However, treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is unclear (Hoffstein et at., 1992). The effect of obstructive sleep apnea as a cardiac…

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    ”Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by collapse or closure of the upper airway, resulting in cessation of airflow, despite persistent ventilatory effort.”8 Unlike many mammals, the hyoid bone in a human is not anchored to the skeleton, therefore, the pharynx has little support. The oropharynx is kept patent by skeletal muscles working together. It is for this reason that a collapse in the oral pharyngeal region can easily occur causing an upper airway obstruction.1 During sleep…

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    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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    In a study of 95 children 38% of them showed evidence of obstructive sleep apnea and 29% required surgery to aid the issue. While the surgery generally rectified the issue, recurrent symptoms are very common (Sisk et al., 1999). Sleep apnea is often exacerbated by the growing problem of obesity within people with ACH, there is currently no standardized BMI chart for those with achondroplasia but there is an increasing problem with weight control in younger people with ACH particularly due to the…

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    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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    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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    Capp Research Paper

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    Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a respiratory sleeping disorder caused by the collapse of the pharyngeal that disrupt one’s sleep; causing daytime sleepiness, nighttime awakenings, snoring, choking, etc. [1] It is one of the most common sleep disorder that affects around 5% of middle aged subjects. [2] Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment is one of the most chosen treatment by patients with OSA because it is the most effective and simple to use treatment with low risks. CPAP…

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    Snoring Research Paper

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    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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