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Can You Sleep With A Tens Machine On
Can you please list the risks associated with using a sleep apnea machine (cpap) that's not yours?
My doctor recommended I use a c-pap machine for sleep apnea. This after a sleep study test. What are the advantage of this machine. It going to help?
Sleep apnea : You shouldn't ignore your sleep apnea. It has been linked to many diseases and people have even died from it. The c-pap is the go to device for sleep physicians to treat sleep apnea. It is effective but long term compliance is an issue. Oral appliances made by specially trained dentists are another option which is recommended for mild to moderate sleep apnea. Educate yourself about your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A dentist replies: The CPAP is titrated by the sleep doctor, so do not do it on your own. You can work with a trained dentist and your sleep physician. A mad appliance, mandibular advancement device, can be made by a dentist that can allow the physician to reduce the pressure or perhaps eliminate the need for CPAP in some cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most of the people have more stops breathing events in supine position due to the collapsing of the tongue and the soft palate in the back position (supine). Some Patients and usually males have obstructive sleep apnea only in supine position. In general sleeping in the side positions will benefit the sleep apnea. But you are using CPAP, you can sleep in positions. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Will sleeping on an adjustable bed be helpful for someone with sleep apnea? My mother has been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. She will not use a cpap (refuses) or an oral appliance. Will an adjustable bed help her if her head and upper body are elev
Head : Head of the bed elevation can be helpful for osa especially if other options are not possible. Studies have shown that it can decrease the ahi but usually not enough to completely normalize it. You could consider having her do a portable sleep study or in-lab psg while sleeping with the head elevated to determine exactly how much effect it has on her severity of osa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you give breaths with a bag valve mask to a patient on a ventilator that has stopped breathing?
I use CPAP for Sleep Apnea and would like to get a prescription to be able to purchase a Travel CPAP machine as I travel all over the world for my job. I would like to get the Transcend due to its small size. I currently use a Resmed S8 w/Humidity?
Travel cpap: Yes, many patients do this, especially when traveling, camping, or going to a vacation home. Though cpaps are small, their can still be cumbersome when checking in, going through security, etc. Some will get a device with no bells and whistles to save on cost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep Apnea: You are required to consult your sleep specialist and technologist to adjust pressure, you should not try it by your self as it can lead to complications such as increased pressure causing central apneas etc. Autopap machines are supposed to adjust pressure themselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LVAD and cellphones: Likely the cellphone may interfere with the electronics of the lvad and so being cautious it is recommended that individuals with an lvad stay away from any potential interference. Ther are some systems that can be monitored via the internet so it is also recommended that you avoid that source of interference. ...Read more
Look down: Walking is a great way to use fitbit. Start with an exam if any health problems, build up to 5 times per week, add duration and speed, vary the terrain, and share the infographics and data with primary care physician and friends. ...Read more
It depends.: This depends on what continuous pressure that can be set on your machine so that you can have airway flow when you don't inhale or exhale. CPAP is airway pressure that keeps the airway open without any aid or interference in a person's breathing, and no ventilator cycling. The person must initiate all breaths, hence the name continuous positive airway pressure. Try during breaths or see your dr. ...Read more