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Does Sleep Apnea Happen Every Night
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?
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
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
What could be a reason for feeling tired all the time? Doctor ruled out Cushing's and sleep apnea. All I want to do is sleep for 14 hours every night.
Need to be checked: We do not have enough information to answer your question. Feeling tired all the time can be due to many causes. You only had sleep studies and tests for cushing syndrome. You need to be checked for many conditions from Anemia to Diabetes to many others. It is not normal at age of 30 to feel tired all the time and sleeping 14 hours. I suggest you consult your doctor again and get checked with all tests ...Read more
OSA: Usually teens and adults osa is approx 5 %. ...Read more
When I go to sleep, within minutes I wake up coughing/gagging. It also feels like I have stuff in my throat, and need to swallow in order to breathe. I used to get it once a month, and now it happens every time I sleep. Could this be sleep apnea or asthma
32yr old healthy M started bed wetting every other day this month. Diagnosed with sleep apnea last year and has been wearing dental device ever since.
Physical: Need full physical examination to determine cause of bed wetting. Report findings to both your general physician and the dentist who fabricated your dental appliance. If you have not seen an ENT, do so. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and I have been using a cpap machine for 1 1/2 years. And I still wake up every morning exhausted. What to do?
Need a reevaluation: You need to be reevaluated by whoever set up your cpap. You may need a higher pressure setting or some other tweak to get it working properly for you. ...Read more
Intermittent sleep apnea? 3 positive study for mild apnea&uars. Home study negative now. Exhausted every am. Tried cpap for 1 yr and nuvigil no help.
See sleep specialist: Home study is not always an accurate and conclusive test. Try oral appliance (MAD) with Provigil. As with any medication, rational pharmacotherapy, proper patient selection and the right clinical indication certainly play huge roles in the clinical outcomes. Take care. ...Read more
Insomnia, frequent waking, very heavy snoring, unrefreshing sleep, fatigue every day. Sleep study confirms no sleep apnea present. What could it be?
I have strep throat and every time I doze off, 8 wake suddenly in a panic and it feels like sleep apnea, wake up to my snoring or in this fear State?
Strep throat: It sounds like you need your airway assessed. Those are concerning symptoms that should be reviewed. All the best. ...Read more
Is congested nose after sleep a sign of sleep apnea? I notice it every day when I wake up sometimes I also have sore throat?
Latter half: Obstructive apneas can happen any time you are sleeping, however, in general obstructive apneas tend to be worse during rem sleep. Rem sleep is more prominent during the latter half of the night. This is different from central sleep apnea, where central apneas tend to be improved during rem sleep. ...Read more
My neighbor have sleep apnea very severe what is good for that he wake up all doing the night. ..
Cpap: The standard of care in severe OSA is cpap. There are other therapies and surgical treatments, but cpap is the gold standard. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, but I don't know what kind. I generally only sleep one to two hours a night. What is this?
Did 1 night sleep test from home, diag w mod sleep apnea. How does one develop it? Can the cause of it be found and fixed? Oxyg 89% a few times.
Sleep apnea.: The most common cause of sleep apnea is simply being overweight, although other conditions can contribute as well, such as hypothyroidism or even anatomic issues in the throat. Usually the cause can be inferred and addressed. In those who are overweight, losing weight can help sleep apnea go away. In the meantime, it can be treated with a BiPAP mask. ...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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