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Breathing Apparatus For Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing while sleeping. Any other form of obstructyion could cause a similar reaction however, apnea is not the cause but rather the condition, and if you have it you should have it addressed asap as it could save your life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep Study terms: Periodic breathing: is a respiratory pattern of young infants during the first few weeks of life and is due to “immaturity.” The Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) is an air flow decrease 70% for at least 10 seconds with persistent respiratory effort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cure? No. : Unless you are morbidly obese, and lose a lot of weight, you can't cure sa. You can manage it though. CPAP works very well, but can be hard to get used to. Keep trying, try different masks, and tallk to your md. If you just can't tolerate it, have a dentist who is trained in sa to make an oral appliance to improve your airflow. Another option is surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, because...: ...By definition, sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing for a finite time. The child may or may not snore. There are two broad types - 1) obstructive (large adenoids, large tonsils, increased body mass, small mandible (jaw bone) or a large tongue are common) and 2) central, usually due to an underlying neurological issue. Your doctor should see you for a thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is my cpap causing me to have central sleep apnea? I was diagnosed with osa but i slow down breathing on my cpap, its scary!
FATIGUE WITH OSA: UNLIKELY FOR CPAP TO CAUSE IT. PROVIGIL AND NUVIGIL help with fatigue and brain fog. Also get labs checked especially TFTS. adderal/Ritalin/Starttera may also be of use .Start a gluten free diet focus on weight loss .Wholeapproach.com gut loss.com. If CPAP/BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP vs Hyoid suspension. Especially given your age, seek a good ENT consult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is this sleep apnea? My partner said that my breathing stopped or was slow in the middle of night, but i don't snore and i didn't wake up.
Unable to say: I would recommend an evaluation by a sleep specialist because the description raises the issue. Play it on the safe side and schedule a consultation. Not everyone with sleep apnea snores. Shallow breathing or hypopnea can sound like slowed sleep and counts as an apneic episode when scoring the results to come up with a number to determine if you have apnea and how severe it is and whether to treat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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