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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Stopping breathing: Sleep apnea happens when a person is asleep. Apnea is not breathing (no effort is made to take a breath), or the inabilitiy to breath due to an obstru ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Not breathing: Apnea is breath-holding, or not breathing. Some people have periods of time they don't breath while they are asleep. Sometimes it is related to body ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Proven : Yes proven. Treat it and live longer and happier.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It has been published that it affects 4% of men and 2% of women, but personally, i think it is much higher. Unfortunately, it has been given lower pr ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
Both: Both are serious conditions, manageable with treatment, and serious if neglected. The severity varies in every particular case, the classification is ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Good Question!: No, not always. However, those who snore loudly should be screened for sleep apnea with a detailed history and possibly a sleep study. Those who snore ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Sleep apnea can cause headaches, dry mouth, mood and personality changes, excessive sleepiness. It is not a painful condition.
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Probably no cure but sure can try! weight loss is essential. After that, treatment as advised by a sleep specialist, c-pap and all. One may need a ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Improve sleep qualit: Improves the quality of sleep so that you are more responsive during the day.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience Dentistry
Sleep apnea: A CPAP is the treatment of choice for sleep apnea. However, many people either don't like that apparatus, can't wear it or won't wear it. It is also d ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sleep disorder: Although there is an entity called central sleep apnea (central nervous system, brain) the most common cause of a sleep disorder in a 4 year old is hy ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when breathing stops (apnea) during sleep usually as a result of a temporary obstruction such as a narrowing and closin ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes.: A special mouth guard is constructed by a sleep apnea dentist which pulls your lower jaw forward, enlarging your airway and improving the sleep apnea.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Possibly: Osa can cause chronic low oxygen in the blood and this can lead to vascular damage. It can definitely increase your risk of dementia.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Hard to say: Usually things that worsen sleep apnea is weight gain, alcohol, and other sedating medicines. Not sure that dehydration can do it.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Look at my health guide under sleep walking. There are several questions and answers about sleep walking. To answer your question directly, sleep depr ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
? diet: I know this may sound strange but I have treated many cases of sleep apnea with a mixture of thiamine (vitamin b1), magnesium and a well rounded multi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Not great: Results vary. In appropriately selected patients the surgery can be very successful, 70-80%. Also it depends on what surgery is being talked about m ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
May be sleep apnea: Have your friend check the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Sleep tests can be performed in a sleep lab or with ambulatory sleep monitors which measure oxyge ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saurabh Bajpai
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Insomia: High blood pressure, fatigue and insomnia are one of the most common symptoms associated with sleep apnea. With severe conditions you can be deprived ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Gasping for air: Sleep apnea is defined as complete (apnea) or partial obstruction (hypopnia) of the airway during sleep. Typical signs and symptoms are snoring, wake ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Actually having sleep apnea can be stopped with weight loss, cpap, or possible surgery. Another issue is the lung and/or heart damage that may have ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Very: As i tell my patients... CPAP is 100% effective 100% of the time you are using it. Unfortunatley compliance is about 50%. Bottom line... If you are us ... Read More

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