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Difficulty breathing through nose at night the cause of sleep apnea?

Difficulty breathing through nose at night the cause of sleep apnea?

Usually not: Nasal obstruction can worsen sleep apnea but in most cases it is not the cause. Sometimes nasal obstruction is not really nasal , but due to throat obstruction, too. Nasal obstruction should be treated as even in absence of sleep apnea it affects sleep quality and daytime function. For some patients, treatment of nasal obstruction can aid in the treatment of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose related to snoring?

Difficulty breathing through nose related to snoring?

Yes: The airway ideally includes nasal breathing. When air goes through the nose and then behind the throat and into the lungs there is usually less obstruction. When your nose is blocked and you mouth breath there is more obstruction. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose related to snoring?

Yes: The airway ideally includes nasal breathing. When air goes through the nose and then behind the throat and into the lungs there is usually less obstruction. When your nose is blocked and you mouth breath there is more obstruction. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty breathing (time frame: gradual) (severity: moderate) and difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) . ?

I am experiencing difficulty breathing (time frame: gradual) (severity: moderate)  and difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) . ?

Nasal problem: You may have chronic obstruction in your nasal passages from congested membranes(?allergies) or nasal polyps. If your breathing difficulties are from a nasal cause rather than from lung disorders like asthma, consult an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose at night? Should I give up my feather pillow?

Difficulty breathing through nose at night? Should I give up my feather pillow?

Possibly, +: It is certainly possible that your nasal passages are reacting to environment at night, such as pillow, down blanket, dusty carpet, mites or other dust particles floating around. It could also be that air is too dry. In fact probably most people mouth breath at night, wake up with very dry mouth, and stuffy nose. So, can try correcting this and that, and see what happens. Try saline nasal spray. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing through nose when sleeping with head turned to left. There's almost no air flow. Breathing is normal when I turn to right.

I have difficulty breathing through nose when sleeping with head turned to left. There's almost no air flow. Breathing is normal when I turn to right.

Nasal obstuction: could have many causes like sinus conditions or allergy which are transient or polyps, or a deviated septum possibly on the right side. Lying on one side causes an increase in blood flow due to gravity so you end up with both sides blocked ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose at night the cause of sleep apnea?

Usually not: Nasal obstruction can worsen sleep apnea but in most cases it is not the cause. Sometimes nasal obstruction is not really nasal , but due to throat obstruction, too. Nasal obstruction should be treated as even in absence of sleep apnea it affects sleep quality and daytime function. For some patients, treatment of nasal obstruction can aid in the treatment of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose. Deviated septum. Is rhinoplasty required?

Difficulty breathing through nose. Deviated septum. Is rhinoplasty required?

Rhinoplasty Options: You need a septoplasty. This procedure is covered by insurance. A rhinoplasty to reshape the nose can be performed at the same time but this is considered cosmetic and would not be covered. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty breathing through nose (side: one side only) . The following also describe me: Nasal congestion, Post nasal drip, and...

I am experiencing  difficulty breathing through nose (side: one side only) . The following also describe me: Nasal congestion, Post nasal drip, and...

Obstruction: Could be septal deviation, asymmetric turbinate hypertrophy, mass lesion, unilateral sinus infection. see ENT. Get some generic farina and use every 2-4 hours for 1-3 days. Could also try saline irrigation with bulb syringe. one half teaspoon of table salt in pint of warm water ...Read more

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How to decrease nasal congestion (infections, difficulty breathing through nose) the natural way?

How to decrease nasal congestion (infections, difficulty breathing through nose) the natural way?

Depends on cause: Try saline nasal rinses , along with drinking hot fluids...And even the "breathe right" nasal strips. Some people find find breathing in steam from a pot of hot water works(be careful not to burn yourself over the stove). ...Read more

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How can I reduce nasal congestion (infections, difficulty breathing through nose) the natural way?

How can I reduce nasal congestion (infections, difficulty breathing through nose) the natural way?

Saline....: Saline, which is basically salt water, can be used in nasal sprays, nasal gels, nasal washings, etc. The use of these can help with lubrication to decrease mucosal injury and, thus, infections, inflammation, etc. The nasal washings can potentially "wash away" inflammatory cells, bacteria, etc. Your pharmacist can help with finding these treatments. If symptoms persist, see your doctor or ENT doc! ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing nasal congestion, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , constipation, chills, generally feeling unwell.

My Daughter is experiencing  nasal congestion, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , constipation, chills, generally feeling unwell.

See Physician: In general upper respiratory symptoms associated w systemic symptoms ( fever, chills) could suggest an infectious cause. Proper evaluation by a physician would be warranted. ...Read more

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Have anxiety. was told am ok by doc. but i have panic attack now. Have difficulty breathing through nose especially when i lie. i also fear dry drown?

Have anxiety. was told am ok by doc. but i have panic attack now. Have difficulty breathing through nose especially when i lie.
i also fear dry drown?

Panic attacks are: Acute bouts of intense anxiety + physical sxs like shortness of breath, chest tightness, palpitations, dizziness, numbness, nausea/vomiting, and the fear or dying or going crazy. Panic disorder occurs when the pt worries so abt having further attacks that this worry keeps them from normal fcn. As no medical cause , c MD for review of tx options including medications (SSRIs) & talk therapy (ie CBT) ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) . I had a sinus infection which never went away. Depending on nasal spray to breathe?

I am experiencing  difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) . I had a sinus infection which never went away. Depending on nasal spray to breathe?

See allergist: If you are using OTC nasal decongestant sprays regularly you may be having a rebound nasal congestion. You need to consult an allergist who may order a CT sinus scan on you to confirm whether sinusitis is present. Even more importantly, your allergist can help you wean off of your OTC nasal spray. ...Read more

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