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Snoring

Snoring is the sound you make when your breathing is blocked while you are asleep. The sound is caused by tissues at the top of your airway that strike each other and vibrate. Snoring is common, especially among older people and people who are overweight. When severe, snoring can cause frequent awakenings at night and daytime sleepiness. It can disrupt your bed partner's sleep. Snoring can also be a sign of a serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea. You should see your health care provider if you are often tired during the day, don't feel that you sleep well, or wake up gasping. To reduce snoring: -Lose weight if you are overweight. It may help, but thin people can snore, too. -Cut down or avoid alcohol and other sedatives at bedtime. -Don't sleep flat on your back. NIH: National Institute on Aging.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
20006
Concept ID:
C0037384
Sign or Symptom
2.

Syndrome

A set of symptoms or conditions that occur together and suggest the presence of a certain disease or an increased chance of developing the disease. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
11688
Concept ID:
C0039082
Disease or Syndrome
3.

Drowsiness

The sensation of struggling to remain awake. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
4390
Concept ID:
C0013144
Finding
4.

Apnea

A disorder characterized by cessation of breathing. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
2009
Concept ID:
C0003578
Finding
5.

Sleep apnea

An intermittent cessation of airflow at the mouth and nose during sleep. Apneas of at least 10 seconds are considered important, but persons with sleep apnea may have apneas of 20 seconds to up to 2 or 3 minutes. Patients may have up to 15 events per hour of sleep. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
506376
Concept ID:
CN009366
Finding
6.

Obstructive sleep apnea

A condition characterized by obstruction of the airway and by pauses in breathing during sleep occurring many times during the night. Obstructive sleep apnea is related to a relaxation of muscle tone (which normally occurs during sleep) leading to partial collapse of the soft tissues in the airway with resultant obstruction of the air flow. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
505381
Concept ID:
CN002595
Finding
7.

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common, chronic, complex disease associated with serious cardiovascular and neuropsychologic sequelae and with substantial social and economic costs (Palmer et al., 2003). [from OMIM]

MedGen UID:
101045
Concept ID:
C0520679
Disease or Syndrome
8.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. It causes your airway to collapse or become blocked during sleep. Normal breathing starts again with a snort or choking sound. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. You are more at risk for sleep apnea if you are overweight, male, or have a family history or small airways. Children with enlarged tonsils may also get it. Doctors diagnose sleep apnea based on medical and family histories, a physical exam, and sleep study results. When your sleep is interrupted throughout the night, you can be drowsy during the day. People with sleep apnea are at higher risk for car crashes, work-related accidents, and other medical problems. If you have it, it is important to get treatment. Lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, surgery, and breathing devices can treat sleep apnea in many people. NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
11458
Concept ID:
C0037315
Disease or Syndrome

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