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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
CPAP: Yes. It sure sounds like it. Are you sleeping that much every day? If so, it may be that you need a follow up appointment with your sleep doctor.

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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
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Depends on how bad: Depends on how bad the sleep apnea is. If the apnea is mild you might have to wear the device all night to see a difference while someone with severe ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Dry mouth: Sounds like you likely breathe through your mouth at night, causing dryness. The air pushed into the airway by CPAP can make this worse. Drink fluids ... Read More
Dr. Ben Graef
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Several reasons: There are several reasons this could happen, but with a new start to cpap, would make sure a patient has a humidifier attached to their cpap and also ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lowery
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Abnormal sleep study: Your diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea with a prescription of CPAP requires vigilant follow up preferably with a sleep specialist. CPAP adjustment... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Under a month.: You certainly need mask with ahi of 59. Most people do not keep the mask on as long so congrats. Sounds like you are dialed in. You should be able to ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Short : Short of a tracheostomy (hole placed in the throat to breath) CPAP is considered the gold standard for treating osa because of it's effectiveness. Not... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Did : Did you have a sleep study with cpap? If so what are the results? What CPAP setting was effective in eliminating your symptoms. Without seeing your s... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Probably not: Radiation damage to the lung can be detected functionally on pulmonary function tests. If your pulmonary function tests are completely normal, it wou... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Airway splint: CPAP forces positive pressure into the nose/ mouth or both. It acts as a pneumatic splint to open up a closed airway. It can provide pressure when y... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
CPAP: See if you can get on Medicaid. Buy a used-reconditioned one. I have one myself I bought as a back up. Will cost at least 1/2 as much. Advertise ... Read More

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