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Sleep-related breathing disorders are characterized by disruptions of normal breathing patterns that only occur during sleep. Snoring and sleep apnea are the most common sleep-related breathing disorders.

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      • Sleep apnea facts
      • What is sleep apnea?
      • What are the types of sleep apnea?
      • What is central sleep apnea and what causes it?
      • What is obstructive sleep apnea and what causes it?
      • How common is obstructive sleep apnea?
      • What are obstructive sleep apnea symptoms?
      • What are some of the complications of sleep apnea?
      • How is obstructive sleep apnea diagnosed and evaluated?
      • What are the nonsurgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea?
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      • Why is it important to treat obstructive sleep apnea?
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      • Are sleep problems and disease related?
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      • What is Marfan syndrome?
      • What are the symptoms of Marfan syndrome?
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      • What treatment options are available for Marfan syndrome?
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    • Snoring Snoring, like all other sounds, is caused by vibrations that cause particles in the air to form sound waves. While we are asleep,...learn more »
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      • Snoring facts
      • What is snoring?
      • How common is snoring?
      • What causes snoring?
      • How do medications and alcohol affect snoring?
      • Why is snoring a problem?
      • What is the clinical importance of snoring?
      • What are different levels of snoring?
      • How should someone with snoring be evaluated?
      • How is it determined if snoring is a medical problem?
      • What are some objective tests to measure sleepiness?
      • What are the treatments for snoring?
      • What are some non-surgical treatments for snoring?
      • What are the surgical options for snoring?
      • What is the success of surgery for snoring?
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