A 23-year-old male asked:
Waking up with arrhythmia/heart racing / sweating. could it be sleep apnea? if so what can i do to fix it without a sleep study? i'm only 23
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 44 years experience
Need sleep study: You definitely need a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea. This can be a cause of symptoms and is managed in many different ways. Non surgical, surgical, weight loss and others. If nit sleep apnea, need to have a full work up to rule out cardiac or other systemic etiologies.
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Cosmetic Dentistry 48 years experience
Sleep apnea: If you are overweight, losing weight not only reduces pressure on the airways, the tongue shrinks in size, further opening the airway.
Don't sleep on your back ( sew a pocket in a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it ).
See an ENT to make sure that there isn't a problem with deviated septum, tonsils or adenoids.
Use breathe rite strips.
See a dentist to have a custom sleep device made.
4.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 15, 2014
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