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if i wake myself up from snoring does that mean i have sleep apnea

A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Possibly: Snoring is a warning sign that sleep apnea may be present. Other complaints include awakening gasping/choking for air, dry mouth/sore throat, urinatin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Maybe...: It would be good to see a physician so that you can be properly diagnosed and treated. Sleep apnea can be life threatening.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Snore: Not necessarily. Could be result of fatty tissue gathering in/around your throat, obstruction in nasal passages, effect of alcohol/drugs relaxing the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Maybe: Snoring doesn't always mean someone has sleep apnea, but it may be a sign of it. Do you have any pauses in breathing or gasping following those pauses ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
48 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Sleep apnea is when you stop or have interrupted breathing during sleep. Snoring is a sign or symptom of sleep apnea but not the cause. Waking up is ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds more like RFX: It is common for reflux to increase initially & peak @4-5m. It often causes nasal congestion (noise in sleep) & choking. Most sleep apnea is associate ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
You may have: another problem other than sleep apnea. Get yourself to a sleep center and get a sleep study. Then they will know the problem and can fix it.
A male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: It can occur, especially in the early post operative period. Were his tonsils also removed? There are many areas of the airway that can contribute to ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Defintely sounds: like airway obstruction. In order to figure out if this is an upper airway obstruction (tonsil enlargement, for example) or lower airway obstruction ... Read More

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