Demystifying Medicine Video



Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that often goes unnoticed due to its unclear signs and symptoms. It occurs when the throat muscles block the passage of air which causes one to stop breathing for 10 - 60 seconds at a time. Sleep apnea can affect people of all ages, even kids. Make sure to go see your doctor if you think you have sleep apnea.

[Please complete our feedback form]




References
  • Edjoc, R., & Gal, J. (2018, October 24). Sleep Apnea in Canada, 2016 and 2017.
  • Glasser, M., Bailey, N., Mcmillan, A., Goff, E., & Morrell, M. (2011). Sleep apnea in older people. Breathe, 7(3), 248–256. doi:10.1183/20734735.021910
  • Going, Claire. (2019). New Medical Device for Sleep Apnea Patients in Savannah. WSAV TV.
  • Kendzerska, T., Mollayeva T., Gershon, A., Leung R., Hawker, G., Tomlinson, G. (2014). Untreated obstructive sleep apnea and the risk for serious long-term adverse outcomes: A systematic review. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 18(1), 49-59. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2013.01.003
  • Sleep Apnea. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
  • Nieminem, P., Lopponen, T., Tolonen, U., Lanning, P., Knip, M., Lopponen, H. (2002). Growth and Biochemical Markers of Growth in Children With Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Pediatrics, 109 (4). doi: 10.1542/peds.109.4.e55
  • Sleep Apnea. National Sleep Foundation.