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Why You Feel Tired After A Full Night Of Sleep

Sleep apnea (apnea: Greek for "without breath") is a sleeping disorder where a subject frequently stops breathing during sleep. Because sleep apnea wakes you up frequently throughout the night (even if you don't notice it), you can suffer from symptoms of sleep deprivation, such as daytime fatigue, difficulty concentrating, unintentional napping and irritability or mood swings.
The purpose of this study is to assess whether a device that is implanted in the body to stimulate the nerves of the tongue and that has already been approved for use in adults with obstructive ENT doctor can be safely implanted and used in adolescents and young adults who have Down syndrome.

This study identifies a risk factor for hard-to-control hypertension that until now has gone underrecognized in African-Americans,” said study leader Dayna Johnson, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta.
The patient spends the night in this laboratory and is closely monitored by both a technician with visual instruments as well as various medical resources that will also verify the level of oxygen in the blood, the breathing pattern as well as the activity of the brain.

Mild occasional sleep apnea, such as many people experience during an upper respiratory infection , may not be significant, but chronic severe obstructive sleep apnea requires treatment to prevent low blood oxygen ( hypoxemia ), sleep deprivation , and other complications.
Some of these symptoms of sleep apnea can be confused with symptoms of depression because they are so similar; personality changes, irritability, mood swings, memory problems, feeling lethargic and perhaps even feeling depressed are some of the shared similarities.

These craniofacial risk factors have been reported to have their strongest association with sleep apnea in nonobese patients ( 14 ). Several studies have also demonstrated family aggregation of craniofacial morphology (reduction in posterior airway space, increase in mandibular to hyoid distance, inferior hyoid placement) in patients with sleep apnea ( 15 , 16 ). The data from these studies indicate that elements of craniofacial structure in patients with sleep apnea are inherited.

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