Last Updated on Sep 27, 2014

Glossary

Hypercapnia - A raised level of carbon dioxide in the blood. This is the gas normally breathed out which will rise if breathing is inadequate. Usually measured by taking an arterial blood sample.

Hypersomnolence - Technical expression for excessive sleepiness.

Hypnogram - The final print out of the all night sleep stages.

Hypopnoea - A period of under-breathing: conventionally for more than 10 seconds.

Insomnia - Being awake when you want to be asleep. Often thought of as a problem, but may not be. Common if people try to spend too long in bed.

Pharynx - Essentially the throat area between the voice box and the back of the nose behind the tongue. A floppy muscular tube.

Sleep Stages - Sleep is conventionally divided into five stages. Four of these are called non-REM sleep, the other is REM (or Rapid-Eye-Movement) sleep. REM sleep is when we dream, and the brain is virtually awake. Non-REM sleep is graded 1 to 4 and represents increasing depths of sleep. This is the sleep required to refresh, with the two deeper stages 3 and 4 called slow wave sleep.

Snoring - The noise resulting from vibration in the upper airway; anywhere from the back of the nose down to the voice box. Often involves the palate.

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty - The operation that cuts away part of the soft palate and side walls of the pharynx (or throat) in an attempt to reduce snoring volumes. Not very effective and extremely painful.

Comments

youcanbest Friday, July 23, 2010

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asonor Friday, July 9, 2010

Snoring is a condition many individuals have and just learn to live with. But in most cases it is treatable. That should come as welcome news to the other person that sleeps with a snorer. Here is help for snoring that will give you a superior night’s sleep. To stop snoring i can personally recommend a very good product which helps us relieve from snoring. The product is asonor. Asonor nose drops effectively remove the cause of snoring. It is a plain and simple treatment, which relives you of the inconvenience that snoring causes.

youcanbest Friday, July 9, 2010

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rejeemon Friday, May 21, 2010

My patient who is already having an untreated deviated nasal septum suffers from frequent attacks of dry cough on getting up from bed. He feels that something is blocking his throat and gets momentary choking of the throat also. He says that his cough makes life horrible for him. He has so far no history of snoring. Could this be a carcinoma of the throat?

adil85 Tuesday, December 22, 2009

CPAP is the best solution for OSA and Snoring. I had undergone surgery for the OSA and snoring but to no effect. The operation did not help at all. I then opted for CPAP machine and for the last 3 years I am sleeping peacefully and my body weight has come down gradually.

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