Upper airway resistance syndrome

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What is upper airway resistance syndrome?

Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) is on the spectrum of sleep disorders. Mild cases of sleep disorders are classified as UARS. The airway blockage is originating from the upper airway, or nasal passage causing an increase in work of breathing.

Common symptoms reported by people with upper airway resistance syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with upper airway resistance syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(System One CPAP machine)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Sinequan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lunesta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Carnitor)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vivactil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Restoril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with upper airway resistance syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with upper airway resistance syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(System One CPAP machine)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Sinequan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lunesta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleep apnea disorder
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Carnitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization Increased symptoms due to stress 2 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vivactil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Restoril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with upper airway resistance syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has upper airway resistance syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 2
40s 10
50s 2
60s 1
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 13
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from upper airway resistance syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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