A 19-year-old male asked:
i realise i suffer from sleep apnea for a long time although i don't snore .what changes in my habits should i make to reduce the resulting fatigue?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jerry Hu answered
22 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Check Soft tissue: You may have soft tissue problems, check your mallampati, pharyngeal wall tissues, tonsil size (grade 2, 3 or 4), uvula, adenoids, all play a role in sleep apnea, sleep position, sleep hygiene are also important.
Answered on Jul 4, 2013
Dr. James Courey answered
Specializes in Prosthodontics
It's hard to say.: I see you are only 19 years old. You should have a sleep study to determine what type of sleep apnea you have---obstructive, central, or a mix of the both. Obesity is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, which is the most common form . Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that should be managed. All the best.
Answered on Feb 24, 2013
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