Tag: <span>Sleep Apnea Causes</span>

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Let’s start by understanding that, in general, sleep apnea refers to the halting of breathing during sleep. There are two types of sleep apnea. One is called central sleep apnea, which is caused by a malfunction in the brain, where it “forgets” to breathe. This type of apnea is very uncommon and happens without snoring, mostly in babies and the elderly. A more common type is obstructive sleep apnea – which means the back of the throat collapses in on itself while breathing in, usually due to an obstruction in the area.

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IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA) A SIGNIFICANT CONFOUNDER IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS IN ADULTS?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder of sleep related breathing which has increased in prevalence as the epidemic of obesity …

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Letters from Dr Bentley: June 2020

Dear Colleague What strange times we are living in. I hope this newsletter finds you well. When the COVID pandemic hit I …

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Avoid Doctor Waiting Rooms and Hospitals By Improving Sleep

Although all doctors have put in strict measures at their practices to avoid patients with suspected COVID-19 from sitting …