Featured Sleep Apnea Articles
Descriptions of Featured Sleep Apnea Articles
Sleep apnea is characterized by temporary pauses in breathing during sleep. As this eMedTV page explains, it's a serious disorder that can lead to daytime drowsiness, accidents, and medical problems. This page takes an in-depth look at the condition.
Modafinil is a medicine that is used to help people with certain sleeping conditions stay awake. This eMedTV resource further explains what modafinil is used for, lists possible side effects that may occur, and offers dosing information for the drug.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, and memory problems are common sleep apnea symptoms. This page of the eMedTV Web site focuses on the different symptoms of sleep apnea, including irritability, falling asleep while driving, and more.
Sleep Apnea Surgery
Tracheostomy and tonsil/adenoid removal are different types of sleep apnea surgery. This eMedTV resource describes these and other surgical procedures in detail; the type of surgery recommended will depend on the cause of the sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
As this eMedTV article explains, sleep apnea treatment can include options such as lifestyle changes and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). This article lists the different types of treatment and explains how each one works.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Typically, symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring loudly at night and being tired during the day. This eMedTV segment describes several other signs and symptoms of this condition. This page also provides information on the effects of sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea Treatments
Behavioral changes and continuous positive airway pressure therapy are common treatments for sleep apnea. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed list of treatments options and discusses the risks of leaving the condition untreated.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that temporarily disrupts a person's breathing during sleep. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed overview of this condition, with information on common symptoms, associated risks, and treatment options.
Sleep Apnea Cause
A blocked throat (due to relaxation of soft tissue in the throat) is the most common sleep apnea cause. This eMedTV page describes this cause in detail and also lists other possible causes, such as hypothyroidism.
Armodafinil is a medicine licensed to treat excessive sleepiness in people with certain sleep disorders. This eMedTV segment covers the drug's uses in more detail, describes the effects of the medicine, and offers general dosing information.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Medication, surgery, lifestyle changes, and other options are all aspects of treatment for sleep apnea. This eMedTV resource discusses these options in detail and explains what can happen if the condition goes untreated.
Causes of Sleep Apnea
As this eMedTV article explains, causes of sleep apnea include blockage of the throat, faulty signals from the brain, and certain medical conditions. This page describes how these causes relate to the different types of sleep apnea.
Effects of Sleep Apnea
As this eMedTV article points out, sleep apnea can have several effects on a person's life, such as causing tiredness during the day and difficulty concentrating. This Web page provides an overview of several possible effects of this disorder.
Information on Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a common but serious sleep disorder, so it's important to know something about it. This eMedTV resource provides information on sleep apnea, such as the different types, what causes this condition, and possible symptoms.
People with narcolepsy or sleep apnea usually take 150 or 250 mg of armodafinil once in the morning. This eMedTV Web page also includes armodafinil dosing guidelines for people with shift work sleep disorder and explains when to take the drug.
Drug Interactions With Armodafinil
Drugs that may interact with armodafinil include cyclosporine, rifamycin antibiotics, and MAOIs. This eMedTV article lists other medicines that may cause drug interactions with armodafinil and describes the possible effects of these interactions.
Drug Interactions With Modafinil
Diazepam, warfarin, and MAOIs are some of the medicines that may cause drug interactions with modafinil. As this eMedTV article explains, these interactions can increase your risk for side effects or reduce the effectiveness of the medications.
Living With Sleep Apnea
People living with sleep apnea often don't know that they have it. As this eMedTV article explains, however, sleep apnea puts people at risk for accidents and medical problems. This page explains how to get help if you are living with this condition.