sleep apnea

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sleep apnea

n.
Apnea caused by upper airway obstruction during sleep, associated with frequent awakening and often with daytime sleepiness.

sleep′ ap`nea


n.
a brief suspension of breathing occurring repeatedly during sleep.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleep apnea - apnea that occurs during sleep
sleep disorder - a disturbance of the normal sleep pattern
cot death, crib death, infant death, SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome - sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
apnea - transient cessation of respiration
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An additional option is the pillar procedure in which your doctor inserts small rods into your soft palate to "stiffen" it and prevent that overly relaxed tissue we mentioned earlier.
18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pillar Palatal, LLC, a medical device company that manufactures and markets the Pillar Procedure, along with Airway Management, a company that develops, manufactures and markets oral appliances to treat snoring and sleep apnea, today announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement between the two companies.
The BMI Priory Hospital, in Birmingham, has become one of the first to introduce the Pillar Procedure, which involves placing three tiny polyester implants in the palate of the throat.
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The Pillar Procedure was developed by Restore Medical, Inc.
The company is the nation's leading provider of minimally invasive, office-based treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, including the Pillar Procedure from Medtronic.
3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Craig Schwimmer, MD, MPH, FACS, Founder and CEO of Snoring Center USA, LLC, is pleased to announce the formation of Pillar Palatal, LLC, and it's acquisition of the Pillar Procedure business from Medtronic, Inc.
The Snoring Center, the nation's leading provider of minimally invasive, office-based treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, including the Pillar Procedure from Medtronic, announced its second California location, in Newport Beach.
The new centers offer the most innovative, state-of-the-art procedures available to provide effective treatments for patients with mild to severe sleep disorders, including the in-office treatments such as the Pillar Procedure and Coblation, as well as at-home treatments such as Provent Therapy and Oral Appliance Therapy which serve as alternatives to the CPAP machine.
The Snoring Center is the nation's leading provider of minimally invasive, office-based treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, including the Pillar Procedure from Medtronic.
The Snoring Center is the world's leading provider of Medtronic's Pillar Procedure, a quick and painless revolutionary treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.
These treatment options include the Pillar Procedure, Laser Tonsillectomy, Coblation of the Nasal Turbinates and Soft Palate Coblation.