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17 y old having severe sleep apnea + snoring + huge day sleepiness. which treatment ? fear mask a lot. extremely poor memory, can it improve student

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Need treatment: Working with a sleep specialist, there are many different types of masks that can be tried with a CPAP machine. It is essential to treatment diagnosed sleep apnea. Effectively treated, it can have life-changing effects on energy, memory and mood. I wish you the best.

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