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Dr. Patrick Melder
1,029 doctors shared insights

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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I don't have sleep apnea, am not overweight, sleep on side, don't drink, but still snore when breathing through my mouth. What aids should I try? Mouthpiece keeping jaw forward? Strap to close mouth?

I don't have sleep apnea, am not overweight, sleep on side, don't drink, but still snore when breathing through my mouth. What aids should I try? Mouthpiece keeping jaw forward? Strap to close mouth?

Sleep study?: Did you officially have a sleep study? Seems you have tried a lot of remedies to try and help, but need to know for sure. CPAP is the "gold standard" of care, but dental mouthpieces for snoring and mild sleep apnea are very effective. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to overcome sleep apnea?

What are the best ways to overcome sleep apnea?

Several ways: CPAP (or one of its cousins); dental appliance to reposition the tongue/lower jaw; oral surgery to shift the jaw/s forward; weight loss; exercise; proper nutrition. Have a proper sleep study performed to determine what method is right for you. (the photo is me wearing a somnodent mandibular advancement splint to control my moderate to severe apnea--for the past 7 years.). ...Read more

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What is the best surgery option for sleep apnea?

What is the best surgery option for sleep apnea?

MMA: Typically surgical treatment should be the last option. An oral appliance or CPAP is usually the best option. The mma - maxillary (upper) jaw and mandibular (lower) jaw advancement is often the best surgical option. ...Read more

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What is the best solution for sleep apnea besides that machine?

What is the best solution for sleep apnea besides that machine?

Some helpful hints: There are things that can be done to help lessen symptoms and depending on severity, may eliminate them. Weight loss, avoidance of sedating chemicals or medications, avoiding supine sleep can help. There is an oral device that a dentist can make and some medical therapies from an ENT that can help. Pap therapy is still the gold standard treatment and splints the airways open. ...Read more

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What's the best pillow for sleep apnea ?

What's the best pillow for sleep apnea ?

Other treatments: You should consider other treatments if you suspect that you have sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Is there any sleep apnea beds that I can order? Heard the best bed is hastens.

Is there any sleep apnea beds that I can order? Heard the best bed is hastens.

Sleep apnea: The best treatment for most sleep apnea is weight loss. While that is happening the use of CPAP is excellent. Positional therapy decreases snoring and some apnea but doesn't improve sleepiness much. You can sleep in any bed you are comfortable in. ...Read more

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What are the best dental appliance for sleep apnea?

What are the best dental appliance for sleep apnea?

No best: My practice is limited to dental sleep medicine and I have found there is no best appliance. Each has advantages and disadvantages. The best thing to do is to work with a dentist with lots of experience in this field and have them work with you to select an appliance that best fits your mouth. Many, but not all of those dentists are certified by the american board of dental sleep medicine. ...Read more

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Best dental appliance for sleep apnea and grinding?

Best dental appliance for sleep apnea and grinding?

One for both: Research has shown that a device that positions the lower jaw forward while sleeping as is used for snoring and sleep apnea, also reduces sleep bruxism episodes. This is the only type of oral device that will actually reduce the number of bruxism events. Other dvices for bruxsim will protect the teeth and in some instances, decrease the intensity of the muscle contractions seen in bruxism. ...Read more

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Is there any probably relation between ssris or beta blockers and sleep apnea?.I had snoring +nightmare and now drowsiness.Best regards to all drs.

Is there any probably relation between ssris or beta blockers and sleep apnea?.I had snoring +nightmare and now drowsiness.Best regards to all drs.

Associations Below: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors were associated with a lower percentage of rapid eye movement sleep and lower sleep efficiency values in patients with osa, compared with those not taking any medications. The use of ß-adrenergic receptor-blocking agents had no consistent associations with the indexes of sleep architecture. www.aasmnet.org/jcsm/articles/020208.pdf?. ...Read more

Dr. Carlo Hatem
1,148 doctors shared insights

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
4,876 doctors shared insights

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