Sleep apnea is a short-term stoppage of breathing during sleep, lasting a few seconds. This pathology leads to malnutrition tissues, organs, development of chronic fatigue syndrome and depression.
The research group headed by Danny Erect conducted a study to establish the direct and indirect causes leading to the development of sleep apnea. It turns out that this disease affects not only the anatomical features of the pharynx and larynx, but also social status, age and weight of the person.
In addition, an important reaction of the muscles during sleep, the individual characteristics of the organism's reaction to the change of gas composition of blood. Scientists plan to use the obtained knowledge in practice for the development of new tools against apnea.
To date, the treatment of the disease is to wear a special mask during sleep. This design is half closes the face including the nose and mouth. Scientists plan to develop a fully drug therapy on the basis of medicinal products for quick, convenient and effective remedy for the disease.