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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is sleep apnea syndrome?

Sleep disorders in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. There are a number of causes including relaxation of the back of the throat and abnormal brain signaling.

Symptoms of sleep apnea syndrome

  • Headache worse in the morning

  • I have been told that I stop breathing for a while when I am asleep

  • Excessively sleepy or falling asleep in the day

  • Snoring

  • Easily fatigued

  • Headache

  • Difficulty sleeping (Insomnia)

  • Overweight

Questions your doctor may ask to check for sleep apnea syndrome

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose sleep apnea syndrome

  • Does your headache worsen in the morning?

  • Have you ever been told that you stop breathing for a while when sleeping?

  • Do you often feel sleepy, doze off or take naps in the day?

  • Have you ever been told that you snore while sleeping?

  • Do you get tired easily?

Treatment for sleep apnea syndrome

Lifestyle changes like loss of weight or quitting smoking may be helpful. Other options include treating nasal allergies, machines to help with breathing better during sleep and surgery to open up the airway.

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References

  • Li Z, Celestin J, Lockey RF. Pediatric Sleep Apnea Syndrome: An Update. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Sep-Oct;4(5):852-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2016.02.022. Epub 2016 Jun 30. PMID: 27372597.

    https://www.jaci-inpractice.org/article/S2213-2198(16)30105-2/fulltext

  • Cristescu Teodor R, Mihaltan FD. Eyelid laxity and sleep apnea syndrome: a review. Rom J Ophthalmol. 2019 Jan-Mar;63(1):2-9. PMID: 31198891; PMCID: PMC6531778.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6531778/

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