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Child with sleep apnea that does not stop breathing or snore and can not use cpap! Alternative treatments?

Child with sleep apnea that does not stop breathing or snore and can not use cpap! Alternative treatments?

Adenotonsillectomy: First of all, make sure that the sleep apnea is confirmed with a sleep study. If your child does have sleep apnea, adenotonsillectomy (removal of the adenoids & tonsils surgically) is often curative in children. From NIH: "Adenotonsillectomy for OSA results in a dramatic improvement in respiratory parameters as measured by polysomnography in the majority of healthy children." ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Wilson
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Trouble Staying Asleep (Definition)

Regarding babies, if a baby awakens in the night for feeding, one should not turn on bright lights. Keep the room dark and quiet. Use night lights, if needed. Keep the feeding as brief and low-key as possible. Do not entertain the baby. When the baby has been fed, burped, and calmed, return him to bed. With this routine, the baby will become used to it and go to sleep on ...Read more


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Are alternative treatments to mild obstructive sleep apnea(AHI of 8/H) other than CPAP/BiPAP! Are there any side effects that will arise from them?

Are alternative treatments to mild obstructive sleep apnea(AHI of 8/H) other than CPAP/BiPAP!

Are there any side effects that will arise from them?

Weight management: Depending on a patients weight, getting closer a BMI under 25 may be more successful in the long term for OSA and a variety of other health issues. ...Read more

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Keep getting interrupted sleep and am always depressed. What can I do?

Keep getting interrupted sleep and am always depressed. What can I do?

Study causes: #fibromyalgia? A fortyish female with restless sleep and depression needs to discover the cause. Unrefreshing sleep naturally leads to depression. Commonly, interrupted sleep is due to chronic pain syndromes of pelvis, back, shoulder or neck. Menopause can also cause these symptoms. See a doctor to investigate and to rule out fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Will interrupted sleep cause eye bags?

Will interrupted sleep cause eye bags?

Not specifically: Awakening with dark circles around the eyes or "eye-bags" usually speaks to build-up of fluid under the skin beneath the eye. Seasonal allergies, a sinus infection, a cold, rubbing the eyes, a salty dinner, excessive drinking, or a night of crying can cause morning-after puffiness. Best treatment is a neti pot (filled with saline) to irrigate the nasal passages and relieve fluid build-up. ...Read more

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Interrupted sleep, difficulty in going back to sleep. Any advice?

Sleep: Please get a sleep study done to rule out the cause and sleep apnea you could also google sleep hygiene, sleep diary short term meds like ambien, (zolpidem) cbti long term cbti. ...Read more

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How come I can't fall asleep after an interrupted sleep?

How come I can't fall asleep after an interrupted sleep?

Fragmented sleep: Is main symptom of major mental problems with problems to initiate sleep then to maintain sleep. Good appropriate med can help resolve that easily if you have a good doctor that does not use benzodiazepines to make you sleep. ...Read more

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I have been having periods of interrupted sleep for the past two weeks. I am taking melatonin to help me sleep which stopped working what should I do?

I have been having periods of interrupted sleep for the past two weeks. I am taking melatonin to help me sleep which stopped working what should I do?

Melatonin tolerance?: Consider increasing the melatonin, doses of 3 - 9 mg effective in adults. Paradoxically, it could actually be making sleep worse - so consider stopping it for a few days. Your sleep may return to normal. Although melatonin can sometimes work for RLS type sleep disorders, if prototypical symptoms use Dopamine agonists, gabapentin, Baclofen or opiates. If snoring oximetry to screen for apnea. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more