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What is sleep diagnostics and cpap titration to stop snoring?

What is sleep diagnostics and cpap titration to stop snoring?

For Sleep Apnea: A diagnostic sleep study is data that is painlessly collected by sensors while you are sleeping. This is typically done at a sleep center, and evaluated by an md who is a sleep specialist. Sometimes this data indicates that you stop breathing at night. This is called sleep apnea and the treatment is a CPAP device that helps you breath. Titration, is just the adjustment of this device for you. ...Read more

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Snoring (Definition)

Snoring = a vibrating sound ...Read more


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Can septoplasty cause sleep apnea? I've read sleep apnea is due to obstructed breathing. So if septoplasty leaves a lot of scarring, could it be enough to obstruct breathing and cause sleep apnea? My sister has sleep apnea and uses a cpap machine. I don'

Can septoplasty cause sleep apnea? I've read sleep apnea is due to obstructed breathing. So if septoplasty leaves a lot of scarring, could it be enough to obstruct breathing  and cause sleep apnea? My sister has sleep apnea and uses a cpap machine. I don'

Septoplasty...apnea: On the contrary, septoplasty is supposed to increase air flow. There will always be scarring after surgery but scarring results in tightening and shrinkage of tissue. Many early snoring surgeries were aimed at creating scar tissue to tighten the palatal tissue and in theory increasing the airway opening. ...Read more

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My hubby always congested, uses nasal spray nightly despite the directions! snores very loudly due to sleep apnea, cpap didn't work for him. Advice?

My hubby always congested, uses nasal spray nightly despite the directions! snores very loudly due to sleep apnea, cpap didn't work for him. Advice?

Constant nasal cong: Constant nasal congestion can be due to allergy.What kind of nose spray is he using.If he is using over the conter afrin or neosynephrine that may be real cause of his congestion.He should see a doctor and come off afrin gradually as you get chronic rebound congestion due to it.Sleep apnea always respond to CPAP if he is using it, you should also make an appt with sleep speacialist.First see yr md. ...Read more

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31 female, 5'2, and 175lbs.Suffer insomnia, sleep apnea, headaches, dermatoraphism and stomach anxiety. On seroquel, (quetiapine) temazapam and allery pills.Ideas?

31 female, 5'2, and 175lbs.Suffer insomnia, sleep apnea, headaches, dermatoraphism and stomach anxiety. On seroquel, (quetiapine) temazapam and allery pills.Ideas?

Need multiple docs: Treat the sleep apnea (see sleep specialist). Treat the anxiety/psychiatric issues (see psychiatrist). Headaches and insomnia could be secondary to both the apneas and the anxiety. You have complex enough complaints that you'll need to see both those specialists to start. ...Read more

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I wake up with headache/gasping for air often.. Could it be sleep apnea? Im 23, not overweight. Also is klonopin (clonazepam) for sleep unsafe with apnea?

Sleep disturbances : Yes it could be sleep apnea. Get evaluated by a sleep doctor to determine if a sleep study should be performed. Klonopin (clonazepam) is not necessarily unsafe for sleep apnea but central nervous system medications/depressants in general can affect sleep and also breathing during sleep. But it may be necessary to use this medication so do not discontinue it without checking with the prescriber. ...Read more

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Been suffering severe sleep apnea diagnosed at 17 but much longer than this.feel deprivation and BAD effects daily.HATE CPAP. can oral device help me?

Been suffering severe sleep apnea diagnosed at 17 but much longer than this.feel deprivation and BAD effects daily.HATE CPAP. can oral device help me?

Oral device CAN help: CPAP is the gold standard for OSA treatment because it is effective in almost every case. Oral devices are tolerated by some patients. The most likely candidates are non-obese patients with mild sleep apnea. Studies show some oral appliances reduce OSA severity by 50%, on average - patients with moderate to severe OSA may still have symptoms or remain at higher risk for heart disease, etc. ...Read more

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I have a loud snoring every night, I failed sleep apnea test! what is the medicine?

I have a loud snoring every night, I failed sleep apnea test! what is the medicine?

CPAP: You are describing a diagnosis of sleep apnea. Snoring is a sign that your airways are collapsing when you go to sleep, so you cannot get air to your lungs even when you try. The best fix is to apply pressure thru a mask, to keep the airways open so you can breathe. This is called cpap. Weight loss, oral appliances, and surgery are adjunctive options. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?

Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?

Here we go?: No, not related. Treatment is with a c-pap machine are others as you listed. Care is directed by someone trained in sleep disorders. You can have COPD and other lung diseases but not related to sleep apnea. Together, they are difficult. ...Read more

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What causes sleep apnea if one os not overweight and has no history. Tmj, clenching, stiff neck muscles, psychiatric medication?

What causes sleep apnea if one os not overweight and has no history. Tmj, clenching, stiff neck muscles, psychiatric medication?

All or none: I have seen many patients for an oral mouthpiece for sleep apnea that are not overweight. A thorough screening and health history with a sleep professional is required to hopefully rule out some of the other causes. ...Read more

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Should i be using zyprexa (olanzapine) every night to get me to sleep? I'm diagnosis paranoid schizophrenic and lot of meds have changed my sleep patterns. Poor sleep

Should i be using zyprexa (olanzapine) every night to get me to sleep? I'm diagnosis paranoid schizophrenic and lot of meds have changed my sleep patterns. Poor sleep

This depends: On what your psychiatrist has suggested and prescribed for you. Paranoid schizophrenia is a serious illness, and requires ongoing treatment including antipsychotic medications such as zyprexa (olanzapine). Sometimes these are taken at night, but not always. So yes you do need a medication like zyprexa (olanzapine) -- but you and your doctor need to work together to find a regimen that provides symptom relief. ...Read more

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I have chronic migraine/fibromyalgia. Sleep study ordered, AHI is 26.1.One sleep specialist this is sleep apnea and I need CPAP, other says its fine?

I have chronic migraine/fibromyalgia. Sleep study ordered, AHI is 26.1.One sleep specialist this is sleep apnea and I need CPAP, other says its fine?

Go to primary doc: the specifics about the sleep study are important. abnormal sleep patterns must be correctly interpreted, as the treatment is usually long term. migraine prevention is not complicated ie beta blockers, midrin, fibromyaogia is treatable , and sleep should be fixed first. ...Read more

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What are the problems with soft erections and sleep depravation!?

What are the problems with soft erections and sleep depravation!?

What do you mean?: Sleep deprivation can, for example, in sleep apnea, can lower testosterone levels and lead to soft erections. The problem is that neither are satisfying. ...Read more

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Is continuous diffulty in swallowing be a sign of sleep apnea.I have poor sleep and wake up with sore throat.MD dismissed sleep apnea as iam not obese?

Is continuous diffulty in swallowing be a sign of sleep apnea.I have poor sleep and wake up with sore throat.MD dismissed sleep apnea as iam not obese?

See an ENT: Swallowing difficulty is not a typical sign of sleep apnea, but can be related to other problems that may affect your sleep (like very large tonsils, for example). This should be evaluated by an ENT. Throat could be sore because of dryness and irritation from mouth-breathing/snoring, sinus drainage, or acid reflux. If your nose is obstructed (e.g. deviated septum), this can worsen mouth breathing. ...Read more

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Sleep depravation one night led to a chain of sleepless nights. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sleep hygiene melatonin and no stimulants won't help how can I stop the chain?

Sleep depravation one night led to a chain of sleepless nights. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sleep hygiene melatonin and no stimulants won't help how can I stop the chain?

Insomnia: There are tons of different sleep aids available, but at this point your insomnia is also caused by the fear/anxiety of not being able to fall asleep. I've had good success with short as needed use of Lorazepam in select patients. It works like a champ for them up to a week and then they are able to sleep on their own. There's a concern of them being addictive, but short and as needed use is ok. ...Read more

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Dad has severe sleep apnea. Refuses to wear CPAP. Snores loudly and profusely. Any other treatments or suggestion?

Dad has severe sleep apnea. Refuses to wear CPAP. Snores loudly and profusely. Any other treatments or suggestion?

Help him to undergo: his prescribed right treatment for his long term wellbeing and no short cuts . If he has weight problem ( most likely overweight ) make him to loose weight .Don't look for shortcuts as there are none , make sure he keeps his doctor's appointments. ...Read more

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200mg modafinil+225efexor, severe sleep bruxism snoring, hb >15 beats increased, drowsiness, i can't see psychiatrist every week.My life is falling.

200mg modafinil+225efexor, severe sleep bruxism snoring, hb >15 beats increased, drowsiness, i can't see psychiatrist every week.My life is falling.

Bite Splint /Valium: Hi rabbit bit, call your psychiatrist to see if he wants to lower effexor, try r-modafanil (nuvigil), try pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) try valium or simply go with a cheap store- bought bite splint for now and hope you will adjust and the bruxing will stop(it did for me), or whether you need a dentist-made bite splint (probably the best solution at your age so as not to destroy the enamel on the chewing surfaces). ...Read more

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5yo with ADHD has started talking in his sleep.. also still wets the bed and snores... sleep apnea? Or is it all ADHD related

5yo with ADHD has started talking in his sleep.. also still wets the bed and snores... sleep apnea?  Or is it all ADHD related

Yes: I've seen kids misdiagnosed as ADHD, when in fact they had sleep apnea. In children when they are sleep deprived, they often will "push through it", resembling an ADHD-type picture. Does he have large tonsils? Since he snores, and is sleep talking (could be a sign of sleep deprivation and high stage III pressure) I would recommend a sleep study to evaluate for possible OSA. Good luck. ...Read more

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