Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Definition of Sleep-Disordered Breathing:

A condition characterized by repeated episodes of hypopnea (underbreathing) and apnea (not breathing) during sleep.  A significant proportion of adults are thought to experience sleep-disordered breathing, which includes snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS).

Also: SDB

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Bruxism (Clenching/Grinding Teeth)

...the condition
“...Examples of airway obstructions include enlarged tonsils or adenoids, a collapsible windpipe, and sleep-disordered breathing, including obstructive sleep apnea...”

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

...relationship to Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
“...OSA and other forms of Sleep-Disordered Breathing can cause temporary elevations in blood pressure as well as lowered blood-oxygen levels; it may also cause elevated blood pressure during daytime and, eventually, sustained...”
...relationship to Cancer, General
“May, 2012: According to research to be published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, those affected by severe sleep disordered breathing (SDB) are 4.8 times more likely to develop cancer than those who are not...”
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