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    Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    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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    Introduction Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is interrupted due to obstruction of the airway. While the individual is asleep, they are unable to breathe for short increments of time. These increments can lasts from 10 seconds to a minute and can occur multiple times during the night. Sleep apnea can be induced by obesity, age, gender, and other factors that are vital to the diagnosis of the disorder. Those suffering from sleep apnea may appear to act abnormally and have cognitive…

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    Essay On Sleep Apnea

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    Sleep Apnea Can you imagine waking up over 100 times per night because you are not breathing. For many people with sleep apnea this is a reality. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder in which you momentarily stop breathing while you sleep. Some effects of sleep apnea are depression, irritability, learning and memory difficulties, and falling asleep at inappropriate times, such as at work, on the phone, or driving. There are two different kinds of sleep apnea, obstructive and central. Obstructive…

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    What Is Sleep Apnea?

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    Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a a condition that affects breathing during sleep. People with sleep apnea have moments during sleep when breathing gets shallow or pauses. Sleep apnea can cause these symptoms: Trouble staying asleep. Sleepiness or tiredness during the day. Irritability. Loud snoring. Morning headaches. Trouble concentrating. Forgetting things. Less interest in sex. Being sleepy for no reason. Mood swings. Personality changes. …

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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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    As human beings, sleep is required in order to function normally and ultimately survive. As an individual gets older, the amount of sleep they require tends to differ for example; infants sleep most of the day where adults tend to average 8-10 hours of sleep per night. Sleep apnea is defined as “a disorder in which a person stops breathing while asleep because the throat closes resulting in frequent awakenings in the night” (“Lecture 4”, 2013). An individual with sleep apnea rarely gets a good…

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    Sleep Apnea Essay

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    turn all night or feel tried during the day, it could be a sign of a sleep disorder. A sleep disorder is defined as a change in sleeping patterns or habits that can negatively affect one’s health. The average teen requires eight to ten hours of sleep each night, but only gets around seven hours. This means that they lack the amount of rest they need to function during the day. Sleep disorders affect nearly seventy million Americans and many do not realize they have one. There are many types of…

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    “Doc, how will this affect my service if they find I have this, Sleep Apnea?” Ellie sits in silence, knowing the answer he will not accept easily. “Sergeant Brooks, these days the VA, is overrun with compensation claims for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. While it is not considered a disability for general service it can affect combat service. If the Sleep Study confirms the diagnosis, you will be put on a CPAP machine at night to support your breathing. Naturally, it emits sounds and thus the machine…

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    and Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a very serious sleeping disorder. It is characterized by repeated pauses in breathing of a person while he is asleep. What happens is that the person stops breathing for a while and starts breathing again after a little pause that can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. This ‘pause and start’ nature of sleep results in snoring. However, it is important to note that snoring and sleep apnea are two separate conditions and people who snore do not…

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