sleep apnoea


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sleep apnoea

n
(Medicine) the temporary cessation of breathing during sleep, which in some cases is due to obstruction of the upper airway by enlarged tonsils, uvula, etc, causing the sufferer to snore loudly and fight for breath
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HealthDay News | NYT Syndicate THERE'S no shortage of jokes about people who snore, but the serious snoring of sleep apnoea is no laughing matter.
Summary: Early detection and treatment of sleep apnoea is warranted to prevent future cardio-metabolic disease, say doctors
Sleep apnoea is a chronic condition that requires long-term management and can result in serious health complications if not treated," Hari Menon, general manager at Global Source Trading, said.
Reversal of obstructive sleep apnoea by continuous positive airway pressure applied through the nares".
London, September 9 ( ANI ): Scientists in Sweden monitored the sleep patterns of adult women overnight and found that half of them experienced at least five episodes an hour when they stopped breathing for longer than 10 seconds - the minimum definition of sleep apnoea.
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A CHARITY has called for more resources to help the growing number of patients with sleep apnoea in Wales.
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In sleep apnoea, the upper airway (pharynx) collapses repeatedly, at irregular intervals, during sleep.
Clinical risk factors for obstructive sleep apnoea in children.
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