sleep-disordered breathing


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sleep-disordered breathing (SDB),

a series of disorders including snoring, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), hypopnea, and obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSHA).
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There is also the possibility that some correlate of sleep-disordered breathing, rather than sleep-disordered breathing itself, is the true cause of the neurobehavioral morbidity, the researchers suggested.
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, sleep apnea is a form of sleep-disordered breathing that involves partial reductions (hypopneas) and complete pauses (apneas) in breathing during sleep.
O'Brien said the study showed that sleepiness seemed to be the biggest driver of the behavior problems, not the snoring, which is often a more obvious symptom associated with sleep-disordered breathing.
This finding raises the question of whether it is the poor gas exchange associated with sleep-disordered breathing or the fragmented sleep patterns as indicated by arousals, which best explain decreased IQ scores, Dr.
While the results did not show a high likelihood of the presence of current sleep-disordered breathing in the college-age football linemen, both self-report and physiological measures suggested significantly greater risk for the disorder in the football players when compared to the track athletes.
While the majority of sleep-disordered breathing cases in the study were mild, "clinical experience tells us that these women are not routinely being diagnosed and treated for SDB," Dr.
SAN DIEGO - Sleep-disordered breathing during pregnancy is linked to both hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes.
These findings emphasize the importance of getting treatment if you have sleep-disordered breathing, such as sleep apnea, a condition that also has been linked with an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and depression.
Sleep-disordered breathing and short sleep duration in early childhood are strongly and independently associated with obesity at ages 7, 10, and 15 years, according to a report published online.
US-based sleep-disordered breathing specialist ResMed (NYSE: RMD) said it is launching its new AirCurve 10 series, which includes three bilevel devices for specialised support of challenging sleep apnea cases, as well as an adaptive servo-ventilation device for patients with central sleep apnea or Cheyne-Stokes respiration.
As the severity of snoring increases, it progresses to a medical condition sometimes referred to as sleep-disordered breathing, or sleep apnea.