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Sleep Apnea

Medline NLM definition of Sleep Apnea Syndromes: Disorders characterized by multiple cessations of respirations during sleep that induce partial arousals and interfere with the maintenance of sleep. Sleep apnea syndromes are divided into central (see SLEEP APNEA, CENTRAL), obstructive (see SLEEP APNEA, OBSTRUCTIVE), and mixed central-obstructive types.

Sleep Apnoea: information from the NHS website

Sleep apnea: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke information (US site)

Snoring and sleep disorder clinic: This service at UCLH's Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals in London offers out-patient consultation, investigations such as home sleep studies, sleep assessments and various treatments.

PubMed Medline search on Sleep Apnea

Support Groups

The British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association
The British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping snorers and their bed partners improve their sleep.

Sleep Apnœa Trust Association (SATA)
SATA exists to improve the lives of sleep apnoea patients, their partners and their families.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.

 

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