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A 36-year-old member asked:

if you wear a monitor for sleep apnea how will it record not breathing?

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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics 57 years experience
Your report: Definitely, your report will say so.
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Effort Belts: During the test, the most common breathing measure is from the effort belts. The strap will measure the stretch, which means breathing in or out. No stretch means no effort. The oxygen tubes can also monitor the flow of air, and the combined data will show breathing (or lack of).

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Do you have sleep apnea if not breathing once a month?

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Strange: Check with a sleep doctor.
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A 16-year-old female asked about a 21-year-old male:

Can anything else stop your breathing during sleep other than sleep apnea?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Sleep apnea: Stopping breathing while sleeping is almost invariably caused by sleep apnea. Other causes would be things like stroke or seizure (which could potentially be life threatening). If you have concerns, see a pulmonologist and get a sleep study.
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A 51-year-old male asked:

What are "periodic breathing" and "AHI" in regards to Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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OSA: If your breathing is not controlled to your satisfaction please go back too your sleep doctor. Doctors, me included, aren't always right the first time.
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A 34-year-old male asked:

Hi there, apparently I stop breathing while sleeping. I suspect it may be sleep apnea. What can one do?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Specialist: I suggest a board certified pulmonologist and formal sleep studies and a medical workup, including a routine chest x-ray; however the sleep study is the gold standard to make the diagnosis.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

I use a machine for overnight ventilation- sleep apnea and ive gotten used to it now. But sometimes i wake up and im still quite tired and end up turning the machine off to get a few hours of sleep without the ventilation. Why is that happening?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mask fit/sleep study: The CPAP/NIV device may cause noise, the mask may not fit properly and this can lead to disrupted sleep. Avoid caffeine and drinking fluids two hours prior to bedtime, Adjust the mask fit with your respiratory company, if there is a problem and sometimes wearing ear plugs may help. IF you have the results of your prior study, you may upload them to an inbox consultation.

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