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A 38-year-old member asked:

is insomnia a symptom of sleep apnea?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is a prominent symptom.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand commented
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Insomnia can be a symptom of sleep apnea, as sleep apnea, interrupts sleep and can cause micro or macro arousals from sleep and decreased oxygen to the brain, overnight sleep study can confirm the diagnosis. Excessive daytime sleepiness and not feeling rested or poor quality of sleep can be indicative of insomnia also
Aug 14, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Concur.
Aug 14, 2013
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
YES: Insomnia is most often thought of as both a sign and a symptom that can accompany several sleep, medical, and psychiatric disorders characterized by a persistent difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep or sleep of poor quality.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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it is often the presenting complaint of the patient with sleep apnea, and, contrary to myth, not all sleep apnea patient are overweight.
Aug 28, 2013
Dr. Satish Bhadriraju
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Could be.: They may be independent of each other. Sleep apnea can certainly lead to insomnia due disturbed sleep.

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A 59-year-old female asked:

I have sleep apnea and insomnia..have a somnadentt doesn't help what else?

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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Exercise and : visualization of getting heavier and heavier sleepier and sleepier, with gradual muscle relaxation will work. you can make a tape of your voice of a scene you like or buy one and try it. Go to bed at the same time and dont drink alcohol or lots of caffeine beforehand. Good luck.

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