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What are the causes of sleep center apnea?

What are the causes of sleep center apnea?

Many causes: There are many causes of csa. Commonly, patients with neurological problems may have csa. Specifically with stroke patients. There is also a large amount of patients with congestive heart failure that have csa. It may also be idiopathic, meaning that there is not clear reason why it develops. ...Read more

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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 causes forced sleep after only a few bites of food?

What causes forced sleep after only a few bites of food?

Sleepiness post meal: This question has many facets 1-the type of food, like carbohydrades, fat, the amout of food makes a difference , the more carbohydrate , the sleepier you get 2-metabolic rate, amount of lighting, ---if you live a sedentary life, blood is diverted to digestive system, hormonal and metabolic changes produce sleepiness 3-the amount of sleep debt, if you have been behind in your sleep , you get more sleepy-. ...Read more

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What drug can cause instant sleep and what is the dosage?

What drug can cause instant sleep and what is the dosage?

None really: Really the only types of drugs that can create an instant sleep would probably be those used for surgeries, etc. I would talk to a doctor. Don't mess around with questionable drugs and dosages. ...Read more

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What causes restless sleep?

What causes restless sleep?

Restless sleep: You have to first define what is restless sleep. If you are awakening numerous times, vs moving while awake repeatedly for comfort, vs being awakened by 3 children numerous times or the neighbor's dog barking incessantly. All of these can cause restless sleep. However, so can intrinsic sleep issues like sleep apnea. You need to see your physician or a sleep physician. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty sleeping?

What causes difficulty sleeping?

Endless: You think it, it can make you have difficulty sleeping. You've heard that the mind is a terrible thing to waste.Well nighttime sleep is definitely affected by what is going on in your mind and your body. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sleep apnea?

What is the cause of sleep apnea?

Several: Being over weight is probably the biggest risk factor. A loss of muscle tone in neck muscles as we get older. Heredity undoubtedly plays a role. Having a large tongue. Other contributing factors are an underdeveloped lower jaw, a narrow upper jaw and a high palate. These all tend to block the airway and lead to obstructive sleep apnea. In central sleep apnea the brain doesn't say to breath. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sleep disorders?

What are the causes of sleep disorders?

Many causes: There are many types and presentations of sleep disorders, ranging from inability to sleep (insomnia) to disrupted sleep to too much sleep. Excessive worries, medical problems, activity levels and day-night patterns, sleep apnea (sleep breathing problems) are among the common causes. When there is sustained sleep disturbance, daytime function is affected, resulting in fatigue, memory trouble, etc. ...Read more

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What causes extreme sleep loss from celiac disease?

What causes extreme sleep loss from celiac disease?

Depends: Hard to tell, but many neurotransmitters are in the gut, and if celiac messes up your gut, it may possibly cause imbalances that may affect sleep. ...Read more