Sleep Disorders
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Sleep Apnea
What is Sleep Apnea
What Causes Sleep Apnea
Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea in Children
What is Insomnia
What Causes Insomnia
Treating Insomnia
Sleep Walking
What is Sleep Walking
What Causes Sleep Walking
Treating Sleep Waking
Hypersomnia: Daytime Sleepiness
What is Hypersomnia
What Causes Hypersomnia
Treating Hypersomnia
Sleep Paralysis
What is Sleep Paralysis
What Causes Sleep Paralysis
Treating Sleep Paralysis
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
What is REM Sleep
What Causes REM Sleep
Treating REM Sleep
What is Narcolepsy
What Causes Narcolepsy
Treating Narcolepsy
Restless Leg Syndrome
What is Restless Leg Syndrome
What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome
Treating Restless Leg Syndrome
What are Nightmares
What Causes Nightmares
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What is Snoring
What Causes Snoring
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Sleep Deprivation
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Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What are Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
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Sleep Apnea is the most common type of sleep disorder. This collection of articles and resources will provide you with an array of information about the types of sleep apnea, causes of sleep apnea, and even treatment options for sleep apnea sleep disorders. If you may be suffering from sleep apnea, or if you think someone in your family has difficulty with breathing during sleep, be sure to contact a sleep specialist. Call 1-800-MORE-SLEEP for local sleep doctors and other types of sleep professionals. 


What is Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is the number one sleep disorder in the United States. There are three different types of sleep apnea, however they all involve the same symptom, disrupted breathing during sleep. Individuals with sleep apnea suffer from very poor quality of sleep.

sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders

What Causes Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when you stop breathing while sleeping due to something blocking your airway. The blockage can be caused by your uvula relaxing into the back of your throat or by having a weak jaw muscle or tongue. A blockage of the airway behind the nose can also lead to sleep apnea. Since the body doesn't receive any oxygen when the back of the throat is blocked the brain is forced to wake up, otherwise the you would suffocate. Obstructive sleep apnea is more common and is not as dangerous as central sleep apnea.

Treating Sleep Apnea

Perhaps the most common treatment for the sleep disorder known as sleep apnea is the use of a continuous positive airway pressure mask, also called a CPAP. A CPAP is a machine that is connected to a mask that you put over your nose that continually pushes oxygen to you which allows you to breath and sleep easier. You wear the mask over your nose while you sleep. There are other types of treatments for sleep apnea that can also be very effective at treating this sleep disorder. 

Sleep Apnea in Children

When we think of getting a good night's sleep many people think “I slept like a baby.” But did you know that babies and children can suffer from sleep apnea? The condition is serious if left untreated, but when diagnosed properly by a sleep doctor the treatments are very effective.



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