Obstructive Sleep Apnea Resources

According to the Official STOPBang Questionnaire Website, moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is prevalent in 10 to 20% of the general population. Over 80% of patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea remained undiagnosed in the general population, and this also applies to those who are coming for surgery. 

Source: Stop Bang.ca​ 


Types of Sleep Apnea

  • Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea. It occurs when the soft tissue in the back of your throat relaxes during sleep and blocks the airway, often causing you to snore loudly.
  • Central sleep apnea is a much less common type of sleep apnea that involves the central nervous system, occurring when the brain fails to signal the muscles that control breathing. People with central sleep apnea seldom snore.
  • Complex sleep apnea is a combination of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
    Source: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/sleep/sleep-apnea.htm

Sleep Disorders

  • Insomnias - Insomnia, Short Sleeper, Child Insomnia
  • Hypersomnias - Narcolepsy, Idiopathic Hypersomnia, Kleine-Levin Syndrome, Insufficient Sleep Syndrome, Long Sleeper
  • Sleep Breathing Disorders - Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Central Sleep Apnea, Child Sleep Apnea, Infant Sleep Apnea, Sleep Related Groaning
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorder - Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase, Advanced Sleep-Wake Phase, Irregular Sleep-Wake Rhythm, Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Rhythm, Shift Work, Jet Lag
  • Parasomnias - Confusional Arousals, Sleepwalking, Sleep Terrors, Sleep Eating Disorder, REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, Sleep Paralysis, Nightmares, Bedwetting, Sleep Hallucinations, Exploding Head Syndrome, Sleep Talking
  • Sleep Movement Disorders - Restless Legs, Syndrome, Periodic Limb Movements, Sleep Leg Cramps, Sleep Rhythmic Movement

Patient Education

Perioperative Management

OSA Risk Questionnaires

Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Healthcare Provider and Facility Resources


Online Support Groups


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Effects

Sleep Apnea


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