In-depth

Epiglottitis

Epiglottitis occurs when the small "lid" above your windpipe swells, blocking the flow of air into your lungs. Emergency care can prevent life-threatening complications.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea causes people to repeatedly stop breathing during their sleep. Common signs of this sleep disorder include loud snores punctuated by periods of silence.

Sleep apnea, obstructive

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea — a condition that causes you to repeatedly stop breathing while you sleep.

Stickler syndrome

Stickler syndrome can affect multiple parts of your body, including your eyes, face, ears, bones and joints.

Sep. 04, 2013