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I woke up in the middle of the night because I had stopped breathing. Could this be sleep apnea?

I woke up in the middle of the night because I had stopped breathing. Could this be sleep apnea?

Yes: Gasping for breath is one of the signs of sleep apnea. So is snoring, and being tired during the daytime. Sleep apnea is a serious disease. Talk to your doctor and have an overnight sleep study to diagnose this. You could save your life. ...Read more

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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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Can anything else stop your breathing during sleep other than sleep apnea?

Can anything else stop your breathing during sleep other than 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 more

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What are "periodic breathing" and "AHI" in regards to Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

What are "periodic breathing" and "AHI" in regards to Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

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 more

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Why am I being studied for sleep apnea when I have no trouble breathing?

Why am I being studied for sleep apnea when I have no trouble breathing?

Sleeping apnea: you may be breathing just fine when you are awake, but when you go into deep sleep you may not be breathing deeply enough to keep your oxygen to adequate levels. ...Read more

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Can you cure sleep apnea without a breathing machine?

Can you cure sleep apnea without a breathing machine?

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 more

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Can a child have sleep apnea that does not stop breathing or snore?

Can a child have sleep apnea that does not stop breathing or snore?

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 more

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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!

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 more

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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.

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 more

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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


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more