Are There Support Groups for Sleep Disorders Sleep Apnea Thousand Oaks Malibu Agoura Hills
Support groups and online forums areavailable for almost all sleep disorders. For sleep apnea, they are availablethrough the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, The National Sleep Foundation, and the American Sleep Apnea Association. For restless limb syndrome, support groups and online forums are available through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, The National Sleep Foundation, and the WillisEckbom Disease Foundation.
If you need a group for Narcolepsy, you can find one through theAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine, The National Sleep Foundation, and the Narcolepsy Network. To find these groups and other sleep disorder support groups simply type the sleep disorder into your search engine. Hello, I'm Ronald Popper. Thank you for watching.
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome
The difference between Obstructive Sleep Apneaand Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome is defined by how you define apneas and hypopneas. Apneasmean you stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer that's complete obstruction. Hypopneasmeans it's 10 seconds or longer pauses but you have partial obstruction. So you needa combination of five to 15 apneas andor hypopneas per hour to say you have sleep apnea.Now, let's say that you stop breathing 25 times an hour, but you wake up between oneand nine seconds for each episode, then you're told you don't have any sleep apnea. So thisis called Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome, meaning that you have lesser degrees of apneasor hypopneas that don't get counted as formal
Obstructive Sleep Apnea.