This is where I am  going to comment on all the research I find on my trip to the library on Friday 24th, we will meet at the library. Here are topics I am looking for; Causes, symptoms, Statistics, cure, remedies and research.
Miriam Rojas
2/24/2012

This are some of the causes of OSA:
The cause of OSA comprises interactions between genetic, environmental and patient factors. A small upper airway predisposes to OSA. This can be due to a larger neck size and obesity.
Conditions which appear to predispose to OSA include hypothyroidism and acromegaly. Tonsillar enlargement and retrognathia (where the lower jaw lies relatively posterior to the frontal plane of the forehead) are two common mechanical predisposing factors.
OSA can also originate from the larynx, although this is much rarer. It may be due to abnormalities of laryngeal nerves or mechanical obstruction within the larynx.
McCabe, Colm, and Maxine Hardinge. "Obstructive Sleep Apnoea." Practice Nurse 41.10 (2011): 36-41. Academic Search Premier. Web. 24 Feb. 2012.

-A lower jaw that is short compared to the upper jaw (retrognathia)
-Certain shapes of the palate or airway that cause the airway to be narrower or collapse more easily
-Large tonsils and adenoids in children that can block the airway
-Large neck or collar size (17 inches or more in men and 16 inches or more in women)
-Large tongue, which may fall back and block the airway
-Obesity
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000811.htm

Obstructive sleep apnea: IntroductionObstructive sleep apnea is a severe breathing disorder and the most common form of sleep apnea. The hallmark of obstructive sleep apnea is a cessation of breathing for potentially serious periods of time during sleep.

http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/o/obstructive_sleep_apnea/intro.htm

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    Hi, my name is Miriam. I'm a student at Hartnell College. I'm taking this class because I want to learn more about computers because that's going to be helpful for my career.

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