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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Definition)

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


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In order to have sleep apnea must it occur every night?

In order to have sleep apnea must it occur every night?

It does not: Ask a parent or trusted family member to listen every so often the first 90 minutes of your sleep for when you stop breathing. This can be done for a 2 week sleep diary.

A sleep study can help you figure this out for sure. ...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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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.

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

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Does every child who has sleep apnea experience daytime sleepiness?

Does every child who has sleep apnea experience daytime sleepiness?

The severity of: Sleep apnea would impact how much daytime sleepiness there was. This article 'symptoms of sleep apnea in children' will help to answer your questions.
http://pediatrics.about. Com/cs/sleep/a/sleep_apnea. Htm. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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Insomnia, frequent waking, very heavy snoring, unrefreshing sleep, fatigue every day. Sleep study confirms no sleep apnea present. What could it be?

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 more

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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?

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?

Check for sinusitis: Possible sinus issue with postnasal drip causing the sore throat. Sleep apnea unlikely to be the culprit, but you might enquire when checking sinus issues. A nasal rinse, available world wide called neilmed may help clear up the issues. ...Read more

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At what time of the night am I most likely to have sleep apnea episodes?

At what time of the night am I most likely to have sleep apnea episodes?

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

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My neighbor have sleep apnea very severe what is good for that he wake up all doing the night. ..

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

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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?

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?

Get a sleep study: Inadequate sleep can be habitual or pathological. Slept apnea has nothing to go with the hours one sleeps but rather us a measure of the anatomical collapse of the airway during sleep. Get a diagnosis to differentiate sleep apnea from insomnia. ...Read more

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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.

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

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If I ever wake up at night choking, does this mean I have sleep apnea?

If I ever wake up at night choking, does this mean I have sleep apnea?

Possibly: If the choking is associated with gasping for air, then it is more likely. Do you have excessive daytime sleepiness of anyone who complains of your snoring. If you are worried you should consult with a sleep physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

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


Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

A condition in which you stop breathing during sleep. There are 2 main types. Obstructive the most common. Central the less common. When people speak about sleep apnea they usually refer to obstructive where you cannot breathe due to ...Read more