Living with Sleep Apnea                 Erin. E. Smith
   Sleep apnea is a serious condition that affects more    than 12 million Americans.   Sleep apnea causes people to sto...
 Those who are more obese are prone to  Sleep Apnea, with about 70% of obese  people living with the condition. Heart di...
Obstructive Sleep Apnea – OSA Most common form of Sleep Apnea Occurs when the soft tissues in the back  of the throat re...
Central Sleep Apnea Most severe form of Sleep Apnea. NOT a blockage of the airway, but rather,  the brain does not signa...
   Short term memory loss   Weight gain   Excessive Daytime Sleepiness – EDS   Dry mouth   Sore throat   High blood ...
Epworth Sleepiness       ScaleAn 8 question guideto help measure theextent of sleeprelated issues. Thehigher the score, th...
Polysomnoghaphy – PSGA Sleep Study where the person is evaluatedduring sleep for:   Frequency of breathing   Brain waves...
Behavior Changes   Because Sleep Apnea is often seen in obese    people, it is important to make dietary    changes. Exer...
CPAP EquipmentCPAP is the most popular form of non-surgical Sleep Apnea treatment. Standingfor “Constant Positive Airway P...
CPAP EquipmentSleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep Apnea Surgery Although surgical procedures are very  effective, they are often the last resort in  the treatment of...
Sleep Apnea Surgery   Nasal Airway Surgery   Tongue Reduction Surgery   Palate Implants   Tracheostomy   Maxillomandi...
 Sleep apnea can be very serious.  However, following an effective treatment  plan often can improve your quality of life...
 http://www.webmd.com/sleep-  disorders/sleep-apnea/sleep-apnea http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sleep-  apnea/DS00148 ...
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Living with Sleep Apnea

  1. 1. Living with Sleep Apnea Erin. E. Smith
  2. 2.  Sleep apnea is a serious condition that affects more than 12 million Americans. Sleep apnea causes people to stop breathing during sleep, sometimes as often as hundreds of times per night. It can be extremely terrifying and completely debilitating for its sufferers. Effects bed partners as well with consistent snoring gasping and choking sounds.Sleep Apnea
  3. 3.  Those who are more obese are prone to Sleep Apnea, with about 70% of obese people living with the condition. Heart disease and stoke sufferers are likely to have sleep Apnea as well. Commonly an adult disease, though there are children know to have Sleep Apnea.Who Gets Sleep Apnea?
  4. 4. Obstructive Sleep Apnea – OSA Most common form of Sleep Apnea Occurs when the soft tissues in the back of the throat relax to much during sleep, blocking and restricting breathing.Types of Sleep Apnea
  5. 5. Central Sleep Apnea Most severe form of Sleep Apnea. NOT a blockage of the airway, but rather, the brain does not signal the sleeper to breath while sleeping. Characterized by a lasp in breathing longer than 20 seconds.Types of Sleep Apnea
  6. 6.  Short term memory loss Weight gain Excessive Daytime Sleepiness – EDS Dry mouth Sore throat High blood pressure Depression DiabetesSleep Apnea Symptoms
  7. 7. Epworth Sleepiness ScaleAn 8 question guideto help measure theextent of sleeprelated issues. Thehigher the score, themore likely you are tohave Sleep Apnea.Diagnosing Sleep Apnea
  8. 8. Polysomnoghaphy – PSGA Sleep Study where the person is evaluatedduring sleep for: Frequency of breathing Brain waves Eye movement Snoring Muscle activity Oral and nasal flow Blood oxygen levelsDiagnosing Sleep Apnea
  9. 9. Behavior Changes Because Sleep Apnea is often seen in obese people, it is important to make dietary changes. Exercise is also strongly recommended. Sleep Environment is also important. A comfortable sleep atmosphere such as good bedding, a dark room and complete silence has been shown to promote sleep health.Sleep Apnea Treatment
  10. 10. CPAP EquipmentCPAP is the most popular form of non-surgical Sleep Apnea treatment. Standingfor “Constant Positive Airway Pressure”, aCPAP keeps the palate, tissues and noseopen, making it possible for the person tobreath properly.Sleep Apnea Treatment
  11. 11. CPAP EquipmentSleep Apnea Treatment
  12. 12. Sleep Apnea Surgery Although surgical procedures are very effective, they are often the last resort in the treatment of Sleep Apnea. Also, like any surgery, they come with risks such as infection, scarring, pain and missed time from work.Sleep Apnea Treatment
  13. 13. Sleep Apnea Surgery Nasal Airway Surgery Tongue Reduction Surgery Palate Implants Tracheostomy Maxillomandibular Advancement Bariatric SurgerySleep Apnea Treatment
  14. 14.  Sleep apnea can be very serious. However, following an effective treatment plan often can improve your quality of life. Follow up with your doctor regularly to make sure your treatment is working. Tell him or her if the treatment is causing bothersome side effects.Living with Sleep Apnea
  15. 15.  http://www.webmd.com/sleep- disorders/sleep-apnea/sleep-apnea http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sleep- apnea/DS00148 http://sleepapnea.com/ http://www.stanford.edu/~dement/apnea .htmlReferences

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