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Does the provent system work for sleep apnea?

Does the provent system work for sleep apnea?

Yes: Nasal valves (provent) can be effective for sleep apnea especially in patients unable to tolerate cpap. It tends to work best for mild or moderate patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more


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Can you tell me if a person has sleep apnea, is it dangerous to be on seraquil if it may depress the nervous system and make him not breath enough at night?

Can you tell me if a person has sleep apnea, is it dangerous to be on seraquil if it may depress the nervous system and make him not breath enough at night?

See your dr.: Seroquel (quetiapine) is sedating; however, it does not depress the respiratory centers of the brain. If a person has sleep apnea, then he needs a full evaluation and sleep study. Weight loss may help if a person is obese. Other treatments include the use of a custom fit CPAP machine or uvulopharyngoplasty. He should see a sleep specialist and/or an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if a person has sleep apnea, is it dangerous to be on seraquil if it may depress the nervous system and make him not breath enough at night?

Can you tell me what you suggest if a person has sleep apnea, is it dangerous to be on seraquil if it may depress the nervous system and make him not breath enough at night?

Get Treatment: The person should have a sleep study and get treatment regardless. There are different types of sleep apnea. Some sleeping medications can relax the neck tissues which can further close off the airway. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to several medical issues such as high blood pressure. Here is a link that may be helpful : http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/sleepapnea/. ...Read more

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Are sleep apnea, trouble breathing awake and asleep and GERD part of pure autonomic falure or multiple system atrophy? Thanks.

Are sleep apnea, trouble breathing awake and asleep and GERD part of pure autonomic falure or multiple system atrophy? Thanks.

The diseases : You are referring to are rare whereas the other items not necessarily. Talk to your physician & get answers. ...Read more

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How does forced air machine for sleep apnea work?

How does forced air machine for sleep apnea work?

Sleep Apnea: Thats called the CPAP or autopap they force air and open the airway to breathe during sleep. ...Read more

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Will bipap work as well as cpap for sleep apnea?

Will bipap work as well as cpap for sleep apnea?

Yes: Bipap is similar to CPAP with two levels of pressure for inhalation and exhalation. CPAP uses one level of pressure for both inhalation and exhalation. ...Read more

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Sleep apnea mouthguards, do they really work ?

Sleep apnea mouthguards, do they really work ?

Varies: Mild to moderate sleep apnea (less than 30 events per hour) seem to respond the best to oral appliance therapy, but I have treated many severe apnics that cannot tolerate a CPAP with great success. Literature is showing more and more success with higher compliance of oral devices. They must be custom fitted and adjustable for best results. ...Read more

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If people work to stay slim, can they be reasonably certain to avoid getting sleep apnea?

No: Body weight is but one risk factor for sleep apnea. A significant number of people with sleep apnea have a normal bmi. The risk of sleep apnea increases with age regardless of weight. In brief, your chances are better if you stay slim, but you are far from certain. ...Read more

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I would like to know more about provigil. I have sleep apnea and stay tired while at work.?

Usually effective: Like all medications Provigil (modafinil) works better for some people than it does for others, and there are some people for whom it may not work at all. However, in my experience, it has been a highly effective medication for most people with excessive fatigue. It is indicated for excessive sleepiness caused by sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and shift work, but it is used off label in many ways. ...Read more

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Always tired even when I get enough sleep.tried pills to help wake up and don't work. It's getting worse, did sleep study nd don't have sleep apnea.

Always tired even when I get enough sleep.tried pills to help wake up and don't work. It's getting worse, did sleep study nd don't have sleep apnea.

If physical: reasons for chronic fatigue are eliminated (eg anemia, metabolic diseases, infection) a diagnosis of DEPRESSION should be considered!! (In these cases tri-cyclic anti-depressants treat the insomnia and the depression simultaneously!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Literally it is stopping 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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more