In-depth

Complications

Insomnia

Sleepless nights? Insomnia includes difficulty going to sleep, staying asleep or going back to sleep after you awaken. Insomnia may be temporary or chronic.

Symptoms

Headache

Most headaches aren't caused by a serious illness, but some could be a sign of a life-threatening condition.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Tests and diagnosis

Polysomnography (sleep study)

Treatments and drugs

CPAP machines: Tips for avoiding 10 common problems

Septoplasty

Tonsillectomy

When is a tonsillectomy needed for throat infections, sleep apnea or other tonsil problems? Find out when it might help.

Tracheostomy

A tracheostomy, a surgically created hole in the windpipe, enables a person to breathe when normal breathing is obstructed.

July 24, 2012