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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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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


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Best way to treat sleep insomnia?

Best way to treat sleep insomnia?

Behavioral Treatment: The best treatments are stimulus control and sleep restriction. Stimulus control means only use the bedroom fro sleep and sex and if you are not sleepy after 15 minutes get up. Sleep restriction restricts your time in bed to the actual amount of time you are sleeping and only permits you to lengthen your time in bed when you are sleeping 90% of that. See a behavioral sleep medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Can bipap help with sleep apnea bipap?

Can bipap help with sleep apnea bipap?

R/O OSA: YES BUT cpap is more effective for OSA SX& Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. 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 ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the cpap mask cure your sleep apnea?

What's the expert opinion, could the cpap mask cure your sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: CPAP doesn't cure sleep apnea. It treats it. The forced oxygen helps to keep the body properly oxygenated, thereby combating the serious effects of lack of o2- heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure etc. ...Read more

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How to improve performance of sleep apnea cpap machine without docs' help?

How to improve performance of sleep apnea cpap machine without docs' help?

Sleep disturbance: Your pressure may need readjustment your mask / pillows may need readjustment you may have other consition such as RLS or plm disturbing your sleep see a fellowship trained sleep speciaoist. ...Read more

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How does a cpap help central sleep apnea?

How does a cpap help central sleep apnea?

Gold standard: Regardless, central or obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP machine provides a positive flow of air into the nasal passages to keep the airway open. ...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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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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Can a dental appliance help sleep apnea?

Can a dental appliance help sleep apnea?

Absolutely!: According to 2006 american academy of sleep medicine practice parameters, oral appliances are indicated for use in patients with mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea who prefer them over CPAP and should be completed by a dentist with advanced training in sleep medicine. ...Read more

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How can I sleep well and prevent sleep apnea?

How can I sleep well and prevent sleep apnea?

Prevent OSA: Genetics, age and weight gain are huge factors that may or may not be in your control. Generally avoiding sedatives prior to sleep, significant weight gain, smoking and other lifestyle factors can help. ...Read more

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How will cpap help my obstructive sleep apnea?

How will cpap help my obstructive sleep apnea?

Continous Pressure: CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device..Continually introduces positive pressure either through your mouth or your nose (depending on the type of mask). This prevents the collapse of your tissues (tongue, soft palate, throat) from obstructing your breath while lying down. The exact pressure is determine by a titration study which is done before treatment is initiated. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?

Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?

Here we go?: No, not related. Treatment is with a c-pap machine are others as you listed. Care is directed by someone trained in sleep disorders. You can have COPD and other lung diseases but not related to sleep apnea. Together, they are difficult. ...Read more

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What is the best mask to use with a cpap machine?

What is the best mask to use with a cpap machine?

CPAP mask fit: The one that fits most comfortably yet provides the necessary delivery eliminating any significant oxygen desaturation. There are many available so there should be one that is comfortable yet provides a good seal. Many have associated restless leg syndrome or periodic limb movement disorder, therefor aggressively treating that effectively seems to allow for more comfort with cpap. ...Read more

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How to be able to sleep a restful night's sleep?

Good Sleep Hygiene: 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs. ...Read more

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Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?

Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?

Sleep: Turn off all electrical devices one hour before sleep. Dark room. Quiet. Melatonin 1 hour before getting tired to beat your pineal glands secretion of melatonin can help. ...Read more

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Will bipap work as well as cpap for sleep apnea?

Yes: Bipap is similar to CPAP with two levels of pressure for inhalation and exhalation. CPAP uses one level of pressure for both inhalation and exhalation. ...Read more

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I'm not sleeping well at night, any tips to sleep better?

I'm not sleeping well at night, any tips to sleep better?

Sleep hygiene is key: Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath, lavender scent. ...Read more

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What is sleep diagnostics and cpap titration to stop snoring?

What is sleep diagnostics and cpap titration to stop snoring?

For Sleep Apnea: A diagnostic sleep study is data that is painlessly collected by sensors while you are sleeping. This is typically done at a sleep center, and evaluated by an md who is a sleep specialist. Sometimes this data indicates that you stop breathing at night. This is called sleep apnea and the treatment is a CPAP device that helps you breath. Titration, is just the adjustment of this device for you. ...Read more

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Best way to sleep?

Best way to sleep?

Comfortable one: People sleep in many positions, back, abdomen and side. With proper support of the neck, legs and back most any position is best. Some would prefer you not sleep on the abdomen due to the greater rotation of the cervical spine. Pillows are very improtant. Those that support the neck, lower back, between the legs help maintain normal curvature and posture. Sleep on it and find out best for you. ...Read more

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Best time for sleep?

Best time for sleep?

It depends : On u activity and what u need to do, but sleep hygiene is important . Which mean be consistent when u go to sleep and when u wake up in the morning. ...Read more

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What's the best bed to sleep on?

What's the best bed to sleep on?

Bed: The best bed to sleep on, is the one that helps you feel most comfortable and relaxed. That's why mattress companies make so many different types, and why they vary in softness and firmness. Go test them out and you'll find one that best suits you. ...Read more

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Best ways to get good quality sleep?

Best ways to get good quality sleep?

Sleep: You need a room that is comfortable, with lack of intrusive noises, light, people, animals, etc. The bed needs to be comfortable and the temperature and humidity comfortable for you. The best sleep is natural sleep , ie not made with medications. ...Read more

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What is the best way to sleep early?

What is the best way to sleep early?

Sleep: Sleep early by relaxing an hour before you want to go to bed. Turn off all electronic devices , stop texting, listen to soft music and take a warm bath . Go to sleep around the same time each day. ...Read more

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What's the best posture to sleep in?

What's the best posture to sleep in?

Posture: Generally speaking, laying down on right side with knees bent, but different people adapt to different postures based on trial & error. ...Read more

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Which side is the best to sleep on at night?

Which side is the best to sleep on at night?

EASY ANSWER: The side you are most comfortable sleeping on! Hope this helps Happy Dreams! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is considered best: to sleep on a certain side?

Generally speaking: Side sleeping is considered the best position after back sleeping. Side sleeping can help to decrease snoring ; to reduce back ; neck pain. Sleeping on the left side during pregnancy can help fetal blood flow. Otherwise, the choice of side is totally up to what you find comfortable. ...Read more

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What's the best way to sleep less but still feel alert?

Sleep hygiene: 1. Do not watch television prior to bed or in bed. 2. Excercise 3. Eat nutrious diet, avoiding additional sugars and caffeines. 4. Bright light first thing in the morning. 5. Stay hydrated. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest way to put my baby to sleep?

What is the best and safest way to put my baby to sleep?

On his or her back: The chances of dying from sids (crib death) are worse, if a baby sleeps on his tummy. Years ago in america, when babies slept on their tummies, about 3 babies out of every 1000 would die of sids. Nowadays, when babies sleep on their backs, about 1 to 1.5 babies per 1000 die of sids. Parents should talk with the doctor if a baby won't sleep on his or her back. ...Read more

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What is considered best: to sleep with or without a bra?

Your comfort: Some women (especially those w larger breasts or who are pregnant) sleep in bra for comfort. It is recommended that bra worn for sleep have soft cup w/o underwire or metal clasps. A shelf or cross-over design is also recommended. Bras worn for sleep are made from soft materials. Use of improper cup depth can lead to rashes or chafing (due to breast contact against chest wall w trapped sweat. ...Read more

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What is the best time for my two yeats old baby to sleep?

Sleep: He should sleep while you're resting and of course, while you are sleeping at night. ...Read more

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What are some of the best ways to get a good nights sleep?

What are some of the best ways to get a good nights sleep?

Zzzzzzzzz: Sleep hygiene techniques work fairly well. You can google the words "sleep hygiene" & you will get details. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best high power sleep medicien?

Sleep medication: There is no one "best" sleep medication. Decision on what sleep medication is best for you should be based on what your specific sleep needs are, possible causes and how you have responded to previous medications. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get a good night sleep without drugs?

Good sleep hygiene: Good sleep hygiene refers to making sure that you go to bed at the same time each night, waking the same time each morning, make sure that your bedroom is dark, cool to about 68 degrees f, and quiet. You should never watch tv or read in bed, as it can cause your brain to associate bed with those activities. You want your brain to associate bed with sleep. Sleep and sex only. ...Read more

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What time is best for teenage to sleep, and when to wake up?

What time is best for teenage to sleep, and when to wake up?

Bed at 10; up at 7: Now, having said that, i realize that in this day and age it is very difficult to follow a sleeping pattern like that. However, that would be the pattern that would be ideal for your health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to increase the quality of your sleep?

Insomnia: Sleep hygiene is best option. Sometimes, medications are used on as needed basis. Refer to my article on the topic. ...Read more

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Do you know which tablet is suitable for good and best sleep?

Do you know which tablet is suitable for good and best sleep?

None: No medication is good for sleep. All are potentially addictive. The safest, best, and most enduring way to get good sleep consistently each night is sleep hygiene - same time each night, no meal within 1 hour of sleep, resolving stress as much as possible, healthy overall, no activities in bed like reading or watching TV - only sleep and sex, and limiting alcohol, caffeine, and excess sugars. ...Read more