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what fixes low oxygen level at night?

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Dr. Matthew Majzun
Pulmonary Critical Care 14 years experience
Depends on cause...: Most often, this is related to obstructive sleep apnea. This is when your airway becomes "floppy" while sleeping. The airway closes and no air can pass into the lungs. Therefore, the oxygen level drops. Using oxygen at night won't fix the problem if this is related to sleep apnea. You will need a special machine that increases the pressure in your airway while sleeping. See a sleep doctor.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 48 years experience
Sleep apnea: A CPAP ( continuous positive air pressure) device is the standard of care for severe low oxygen levels. For mild to moderate decreases, see a dentist who is trained to custom make a device that holds the lower jaw forward, which opens the airway to allow more oxygen. Losing weight, evaluation for allergies, an ENT evaluation to ensure no blocked airways are alternatives.

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How can I get my baby to sleep at night instead of during the day?

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Set the tone: Babies often 'have their days and nights mixed up." remember: make them adjust to your schedule, don't adjust to theirs. Help your baby adjust to a regular day/night rhythm by keeping days bright, noisy, and active and keeping nights dark and quiet. If you're up at night, don't turn on the lights and tv.
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Will adding cereal to my baby's bottle at night help him sleep better?

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No: This is a common myth, and there is no direct relationship between cereal and sleeping. However, in babies with acid reflux (gerd) thickening the feeds with cereal may decrease the reflux, which can lessen their pain and might allow them to rest better.
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Can I bottle feed my baby at night?

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Yes: Bottle feeding at night is fine. Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle though, as this causes tooth decay.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

I feel weak and heart is racing at night. I wake up with a startle.?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Need evaluation: You may just have anxiety but with heart is racing you need to get evaluate to make sure that your heartb is fine.You also need blood test to check for thyroid problems as well.
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I had and colin oscopy a month ago and every since i've been having day flashes and hot flashes at night and what can I do for them.?

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Go back to doctor: This is not normal and needs a rapid diagnosis because it may be a complication of the colonoscopy which can become rapidly worse and very severe. Do not delay, see the colonoscopist asap.

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