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Wikipedia Entry on Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. Each episode, called an apnea, lasts long enough so that one or more breaths are missed, and such episodes occur repeatedly throughout sleep. Learn more facts about sleep apnea, history, research, and references on Wikipedia.

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All About Sleep Apnea on Health.com

Health.com delivers accurate, trusted, up-to-date health and medical information. Written in plain English, using real-life examples, Health.com makes managing your sleep apnea a little less bitter.

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Sleep Apnea Symptoms from the MayoClinic.com

The signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas overlap, sometimes making the type of sleep apnea more difficult to determine. The MayoClinic lists the most common signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apnea.

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How Sleepy are You? Take the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Quiz

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale questionnaire was developed by Dr. Murray Johns of Melbourne, Australia, to measure daytime sleepiness. The questions ask how likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the certain situations, in contrast to just feeling tired.

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Introduction To The Sleep Lab: Sleep Apnea Diagnosis, a YouTube Video

Do you wonder what goes on in a sleep lab? This video is to help people understand the process that one typically goes through to get diagnosed with sleep apnea and also to find the pressure setting ideal for that patient. 5 stars, 5:29

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Join CPAPtalk.com – a Sleep Apnea Forum

The CPAPtalk community has over 31,000 registered members with sleep apnea who are in the various stages of diagnosis and treatment, as well as, their families, sleep doctors, sleep technicians, and equipment providers. Share you sleep apnea challenges with others that understand.

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Participate in a Clinical Trial on Sleep Apnea

ClinicalTrials.gov is an easy-to-use Web site that provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical trials, including more than 170 open studies on sleep apnea.

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Find a Local Support Group for Sleep Apnea (A.W.A.K.E. Groups)

The ASAA A.W.A.K.E. Network is composed of hundreds of mutual-help support groups in nearly all 50 states for people affected by sleep apnea. Meetings, led by the A.W.A.K.E. coordinator, are held regularly and guest speakers are often invited to address the group. Topics may include advice on complying with CPAP therapy, legal issues affecting those with sleep apnea, weight loss, and new research findings.

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Have You Been Misdiagnosed with Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea was cited by Reader’s Digest as one of the top 10 misdiagnosed diseases. The other diseases for which sleep apnea is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis include: chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, hypersomnia and thyroid disorders. Read on to see if you’ve been misdiagnosed with sleep apnea.

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Find a Sleep Doctor or Center

Sleepcenters.org is compiled and published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) as a reference source of professional information on AASM accredited center and laboratory members. Enter your zip code to find sleep professionals in your area.

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