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Does Sleep Apnea Happen Every Night
Death from apnea-yes: There is a five fold risk of dying from cancer with severe sleep apnea. Also a higher risk of heart disease. With daytime sleepiness, there is an increases risk of traffic accidents. After general anesthesia or narcotic pain medicine, there is an increased risk of dying in your sleep. If you awaken frequently, snore heavily, or have daytime sleepiness, would be wise to check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep apnea has two causes. It may be 'central' or 'obstructive'. Central apnea occurs as a disorder in the way the brain controls breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is much more common and involves an anatomical blockage of the airway. Usually, the tongue blocks the airway, preventing the passage of air between the a sleep study is needed to diagnose particular ...Read more
Constant fatigue for 8-10 yrs, never wake feeling rested regardless of #hrs of sleep, alcohol, or caffeine; go to sleep fast, stay asleep, hard sleeper, dream a lot every night, normal sleep study '08?
See a sleep dr: What does a 'normal' sleep study mean. To some that means 'no apnea' which is not the only finding to be gained. What was the quality like, what were the latencies of sleep and rem and were there parasomnia. Sometimes it is not a problem that can be identified based on a sleep study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slept 13 hours last night woke up 5pm. Too much sleep triggers anxiety with caffeine only less times. Why does this happen when i sleep too many hours?
Can thalassemia cause sleep apnea? I awake 6-7 times a night frequently, no night mares or toileting.
Possibly: Rem sleep is an important part of your sleep cycle. If you were in my office, i would ask you how you know you are waking during rem sleep. Usually, people get about 2 hours of rem sleep per night, in 3-4 different episodes. If you are having numerous awakening through the night, even if it isn't during rem sleep, that would explain your fatigue. Seek care with your physician if it persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep pattern's a mess. Sometimes I also sleep during the day, and at night I sleep between 3-11 hours. How many HOURS "should" I sleep per night? Thx
About 8: Definitely don't spend more than eight hours in the bed at night and if you cannot sleep leave the bedroom. Don't sleep during the day since you have insomnia at night. It sounds like your circaidian rhythm needs to be reorganized so keep a set wake time i.e. 7AM and try to sleep at 11PM but if you are not sleepy then just go to bed when you are sleepy. Eventually you will build a a sleep drive. ...Read more
Insomnia, frequent waking, very heavy snoring, unrefreshing sleep, fatigue every day. Sleep study confirms no sleep apnea present. What could it be?
You may suffer from: Upper airway resistance syndrom, most of the time this diagnosis is missed by sleep studies. Have them compare your rdi to ahi if it is almost double, you have issue, even though your ahi is very low and your oxygen saturation is above 90%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Light sleeper: Some people are wake up easier when there are noises but this could be a sign of a problem like sleep apnea. Do you snore? Do you feel refreshed in the morning or still feel tired? Do you fall asleep or feel very sleepy during the day. You should discuss this problem with your physician. ...Read more
When in sleep cycle does 92 yo have REM and deep sleep? In bed from 2100 till 1000 but fitful sleep. Not refreshed in am even when sleeps thru night.
Polysomnogram!: If you want a precise answer to the question you will need a polysomnogram (psg) also known as a sleep study. If you dream, you undoubtedly have some rem sleep. But it may be adequate. Heartburn? Gastric reflux? Restless legs? Sleep apnea? Nightmares? Medication effects? Night-time urination? Spine or joint pain? All these possibilities can and do contribute to fitful sleep. ...Read more
I have all sleep apnea symptoms, but I don't choke or gurgle to catch my breath every night. Can that happen with obstructive apnea?
Baby: Babies sleep so many hours that the night alone would not be enough. Plus, they require frequent feeding, so they wake up often. And on top, they are slow eaters (they are very smart on this!). So it is ok. Babies sleep only when they feel like. Gradually, they grow up to adjust to a more normal (for adults) pattern. ...Read more
This is the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. Most apnea is obstructive being caused by collapse or obstruction of the airway leading to lack of air flow. However, it can be a central process, where the respiratory center of the brain fails to signal the respiratory respiratory system to initiate a breath. Lastly, some apnea is mixed central ...Read more
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