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Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) is a sleep disorder caused
by a breathing problem. A person who has UARS usually snores a lot and may be
awakened from sleep by resistance in the airway.
Unlike a person with sleep apnea, a person with UARS does not have
periods when breathing stops (apnea). The most common symptom of UARS is daytime sleepiness.
Treatment for UARS may involve surgery or using a device to keep
the airway open.
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Mark A. Rasmus, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
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