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What is Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB)?

If you suffer from Sleep Disordered Breathing – snoring or sleep apnea – it can be a nuisance and also a hazard to your health.

Sleep disordered breathing is the general term used to describe a range problems that occur as you try to breathe while you sleep. Sleep disordered breathing includes simple snoring to severe sleep apnea.

Snoring
Snoring is the sign of a breathing problem. When you snore, you are breathing through a narrowed airway, which is like trying to breathe through a bent hose. In some cases, snoring is a “red flag” for a more serious medical problem called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It can have an impact on your quality of life and even affect your relationships. Read more…  

Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS)
People with Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) snore but they don’t have all the symptoms that must be present to be diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea.  Read more… 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when your airway completely collapses and blocks airflow to your lungs. People with sleep apnea can stop breathing hundreds of times during the night, which limits how much oxygen circulates through the body. Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic disease that can lead to serious health problems, like extreme daytime sleepiness and high blood pressure. Read more…  

Effects of Sleep Disordered Breathing
People who have sleep disordered breathing and bed partners who are kept awake by snoring often suffer from sleep deprivation and are prone to daytime sleepiness, which can lead to physical, mental and social problems. Obstructive sleep apnea is also linked to a variety of serious health problems. Read more 

Facts about Sleep Disordered Breathing and Sleep Apnea
Get some quick facts about sleep disordered breathing and its impact on society. Read more 

 

 
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