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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more


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Could someone take imovane with sleep apnea?

Could someone take imovane with sleep apnea?

Not typically: Imovane is a central nervous system depressant prescribed as a sleep aid medication (. Because imovane can worsen symptoms of respiratory disorders, people with sleep apnea, emphysema, asthma or bronchitis may not be able to safely take imovane. Never take any sleep aid without the supervision of a physician. ...Read more

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If you have sleep apnea, should you take dilaudid?

If you have sleep apnea, should you take dilaudid?

No: In general narcotics or any sedating medications will worsen sleep apnea as it suppresses breathing. Unless you're in a controlled and monitored setting like the hospital, I would not recommend it. ...Read more

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What are the alternative medicines to address sleep apnea?

Mandibular advanceme: Dental appliances to open the airway during sleep can be fabricated by a sleep medicine-trained dentist. ...Read more

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Why can you no longer take Valium when you have sleep apnea?

IT MAKES IT WORSE: Any sedatives including valium, alcohol or sleeping pills can make sleep apnea worse. All benzodiazepines have the same effect and are adviced not to be taken at night if you suffers from sleep apnea. ...Read more

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I want an alternate medicine for obtructive sleep apnea apart from surgery?

Sleep apnea: Options include: avoiding sleeping on one's back.(sew a pocket on the back of a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it) have an ENT check nasal passages-tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum, polyps . Weight loss wearing a dental device that holds the lower jaw forward thereby increasing airway at back of throat. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens if someone takes zopiclone when they don't have sleep apnea?

Please explain what happens if someone takes zopiclone when they don't have sleep apnea?

Sleep: This is a sleep aid and contributes to stage 2 sleep primarily. If someone has sleep apnea they will often continue to wake up due to low airflow or decreased oxygen, if not generally will sleep more but may not have as deep sleep. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take methadone having sleep apnea?

Is it safe to take methadone having sleep apnea?

Maybe: Opioid meds may have an affect on sleep apnea so i would talk this over with your doctors. ...Read more

Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Literally it is stopping breathing during sleep. There are 2 main types. Obstructive the most common. Central the less common. When people speak about sleep apnea they usually refer to obstructive where you cannot breathe due to ...Read more


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