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is dizziness a symptom if sleep apnea?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Apparently so: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20513051 conclusions: this study suggests that a previously undescribed link between idiopathic dizziness, daytime somnolence, and sleep apnea might exist.
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
R/O OSA: OSA SX by history :Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ VERTIGO/AMheadaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL.

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