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Sleep sound machine, does it cause me to retain memory of that sound?

Sleep sound machine, does it cause me to retain memory of that sound?

Typically no: During some stages of light sleep you may realize the sound is there. As sleep gets deeper, we lose a lot of auditory input. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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What can I do if using the cpap machine makes it nearly impossible to get sleep?

What can I do if using the cpap machine makes it nearly impossible to get sleep?

Keep trying: CPAP is the gold standard treatment for osa, and it works very well. Try it, and hang in there...You can get used to it over time. If you just cannot tolerate wearing the cpap, then you have 2 options. #1-see your dentist who can make you a mouthpiece type of appliance than can improve your airflow. #2 talk to your md about surgical options. ...Read more

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What exactly causes one to be sensitive to sound and noise? I used to sleep like a rock but not anymore. Been using white noise machines for past yr.

What exactly causes one to be sensitive to sound and noise? I used to sleep like a rock but not anymore. Been using white noise machines for past yr.

Hearing too well: Excessive sensitivity to sound can be an indication of a problem in the sound reception and processing system in your ear and brain. You should consult with an ENT to have an exam and hearing test. Alternately, your problem may have to do with your sleep environment more than your ears. Your ENT can talk to you about this, too, and may refer you to a sleep specialist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How does forced air machine for sleep apnea work?

How does forced air machine for sleep apnea work?

Sleep Apnea: That's called the CPAP or autopap
they force air and open the airway to breathe during sleep. ...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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Sleep apnea moderate condition. Do I have to use the apnea machine?

Sleep Apnea: No you don't have to do anything, however, it will improve your life dramatically. I have sleep apnea and use a nasal CPAP. I sleep like a baby, have more energy than every before. It may be the type of mask or machine you use. Discuss with your sleep doctor or FP or IM options for you. By the way my 53 lb weight loss may help me get rid of mine. ...Read more

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What's currently the best machine for sleep apnea? Please recommend me one.

What's currently the best machine for sleep apnea? Please recommend me one.

Whatever works.: My thought on this would be to choose what works. You can get the most expensive equipment, but it may not fit right or may not create a tight seal or may simply be too uncomfortable to use every night. Get what's comfortable and what helps, be it nasal or full-face. ...Read more

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What should you do when your husband has been diagnosed with sleep apnea and won't use the machine?

What should you do when your husband has been diagnosed with sleep apnea and won't use the machine?

Get help: Find out why he does not wish to use it and have him see a doctor experienced in treatment of osa. Often, there are fit or comfort issues that can be remedied. If CPAP is still not accepted, for some we can treat using oral appliances or reconstructive surgery, if performed by an expert. ...Read more

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My sleep study shows avarage BPM of 67, highest 171, 34 events of bradycardia lowest hr 6 bpm. Is there something wrong with me or the machine?

My sleep study shows avarage BPM of 67, highest 171, 34 events of bradycardia lowest hr 6 bpm. Is there something wrong with me or the machine?

Artifact?: This sounds like a computer reading. The actual recording strips that determined these numbers need to be reviewed by the reading physician to determine if these are real, or more likely artifact such as noise, or signal loss. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with sleep apnia got a cpap is there any problem with using the machine one night and not using it another until I get used to it?

I was diagnosed with sleep apnia got a cpap is there any problem with using the machine one night and not using it another until I get used to it?

Maybe: You will get used to it quicker if you use it every night. If you feel you can skip a night, next you wil be skipping two nights and then three. If the air pressure feels like it is too high, you might see a dentist who is trained in dental sleep medicine who may combine it with an oral appliance that advances the lower jaw and opens the airway. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using a cpap machine for sleep apenia?

What are the side effects of using a cpap machine for sleep apenia?

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. In neonates, pneumothorax is associated with nasal cpap, and can be found in adult users also. Other side effects include difficulty or pain while breathing and back, neck and muscle pain, thought to be from forced air into the lungs that is not expelled. ...Read more

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How can you turn the pressure down on a sleep apnea machine?

How can you turn the pressure down on a sleep apnea machine?

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 more

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What can you do to turn the pressure down on a sleep apnea machine?

What can you do to turn the pressure down on a sleep apnea machine?

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 more

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I find that sleeping semi-upright greatly improves my OSA. Will a CPAP machine do more for me?

I find that sleeping semi-upright greatly improves my OSA. Will a CPAP machine do more for me?

Most likely: You need to have a polysomnogram study by a MD who specializes in Sleep Medicine. That will diagnose your problem and the best solution. ...Read more

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Can you please list the risks associated with using a sleep apnea machine (cpap) that's not yours?

Can you please list the risks associated with using a sleep apnea machine (cpap) that's not yours?

Sleep apnea: If the mask isn't properly adjusted, or the flow isn't correct, it may not be providing the correct amount of oxygen- meaning it's of no benefit. ...Read more

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What are tools and machines recommended to treat sleep apnea that I can order online that isn't a discomfort?

Donl't: Don't order on line. Treatment needs to be tailored for the severity of your problem and it needs to be periodically checked for effectiveness. If you don't want to use a breathing machine, find a dentist who is trained in dental sleep medicine and he can make an oral appliance that is appropriate for your condition. Buying something online and using it doesn't mean it is doing you any good. ...Read more

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I am suffering from sleeping disorders (insomnia) please help me in solving this problem? Tried earplugs and noise machines.

I am suffering from sleeping disorders (insomnia) please help me in solving this problem? Tried earplugs and noise machines.

Sleep Hygine: 1- avoid electronics, exercise or reading 2 hours prior to go to bed
2. Do not work in bed
3. Go to sleep and get up at the same time, every day
4. Avoid stimulants and alcohol several hours prior to bedtime
5. Exercise in the morning or mid day. Get some sun
6. Keep the temperature in your room comfortable, avoid feeling hot
7. Keep the room dark
8. Try relaxation exercises or mediation b4 sleep. ...Read more

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Can't sleep more than3-4 hours. Have sleep apnea and use machine nightly. Ca't take unison etc. Makes me to drowsy in the am. Two months now.

Can't sleep more than3-4 hours. Have sleep apnea and use machine nightly. Ca't take unison etc. Makes me to drowsy in the am. Two months now.

CPAP-MAD combo: (CPAP) is considered to be the treatment of
choice for sleep apnea. Mad (mandibular advanced devise) is oral appliance and a viable alternative with growing use, particularly in patients with mild/moderate sleep apnea. Combination CPAP and mad could be the answer in your case.
Rec. See an orofacial pain doctor specializing in dental sleep medicine. ...Read more

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Will a cpap machine improve someone with sleep apnea?

Usually: CPAP is the first line treatment of moderate to severe sleep apnea with associated symptoms. However, success rates vary, and a significant number of people need alternative or adjunctive means of treatment. ...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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I have sleep apnea and I don't have a cpap machine anymore what can I do?

I have sleep apnea and I don't have a cpap machine anymore what can I do?

FATIGUE WITH OSA: Provigil iand nuvigil help with energy and fatigue Also adderal/Ritalin/Starttera. Start a gluten free diet WEIGHT LOSS IS CRITICAL. Wholeapproach. Com gut loss. Com. If CPAP or BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. Limit use of sedatives/hypnotics like ambien/lunesta/rozerem. D/W your doctor all options if RLS is present neurontin/Topamax may help ...Read more

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For those that have sleep apnea. How do you get used to the cpap machine?

For those that have sleep apnea. How do you get used to the cpap machine?

Desensitization: I recommend to my patients to try to use the CPAP device in the evening while watching tv to get used to the feeling of the mask and pressure. This helps to make it easier and more comfortable to use at night while sleeping. Sometimes a mask change is needed for comfort or an adjustment in pressure. For some on higher pressure of CPAP and switch to bipap can make breathing easier. ...Read more

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Not able to sleep for more than 2 to4hrs with a c pap. The machine is set to 11

Not able to sleep for more than 2 to4hrs with a c pap. The machine is set to 11

Cpap: May require adjustment possibly new titration study? If new to cpapp it does have a learning curve. ...Read more

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How can I support my boyfriend who has sleep apnea and has to sleep with his cpap machine?

How can I support my boyfriend who has sleep apnea and has to sleep with his cpap machine?

Consider OAT: Oral appliance therapy (oat) uses a custom-fitted night guard-type appliance that advances the lower jaw in much the same way that "rescue breathing" opens the airway during cpr. More than 40 different devices have fda approval for the control of apnea--specifically approved for mild-to-moderate osa, but certainly useful in much more severe cases--often in combination w/ other modalities. ...Read more

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How long does it take for you to feel a difference when using a cpap machine for sleep apnea?

How long does it take for you to feel a difference when using a cpap machine for sleep apnea?

Depends: It depends. Some people feel an immediate effect, others take time. It does depend on how severe the apnea is too. Continue to use CPAP and follow up with your sleep physican for compliance and to make sure the pressure is adequate to treat your apnea. ...Read more

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If I don't sleep on Cpap machine like I'm suppose to be will it make hard for me to breathe even of I have asthma??

See your doctor: You have a CPAP machine, you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea which can be life threatening. Not wearing your CPAP is endangering your life. As you are aware, your airway closes during the night while asleep. Many people don't like using a CPAP and there is an alternative that is recognized as a viable option. An oral appliance can be made for you by a dentist that has expertise in sleep apnea ...Read more

Dr. Colin Sanner
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Tens (Definition)

Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the ...Read more