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How do I know if my snoring is caused by sleep apnea or not?

How do I know if my snoring is caused by sleep apnea or not?

Sleep study: The only sure way to know is to get a sleep study. Clinical data has proven time and time again that self reported symptoms and even a clinical exam by a doctor do not accurately predict apnea in a snoring patient... Get a sleep study. ...Read more

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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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Pls tell me about sleep apnea....Hw can it b treated?Wat is da cause? Pls help me i m worried as i snore loudly whike sleeping....N also i m only

Pls tell me about sleep apnea....Hw can it b treated?Wat is da cause? Pls help me i m worried as i snore loudly whike sleeping....N also i m only

OSA or CSA: Osa is obstructive slee apnea is a condition where your body is trying to breath, but your airway is blocked or your air flow is measurably decreased. Csa is when not trying to breadth when you should. Snoring is a sign of airway closing. This is treated by CPAP which is contiuous positive air pressure and keeps the airway open. Another option for mild or moderate osa is oral appliance therapy. ...Read more

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My son snores loud, his dad has sleep apnea.Is there a chance he has apnea as well?Should I have his tonsils/adenoids checked, does these cause snoring?

My son snores loud, his dad has sleep apnea.Is there a chance he has apnea as well?Should I have his tonsils/adenoids checked, does these cause snoring?

Yes: Depending on your son's age, i would absolutely get his to your family doctor. He may then possibly be referred to an ENT specialist. Early attention to his problems can hopefully allow him much better health as he gets older. I would also help him avoid become obese, which can further hinder success. ...Read more

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Is snoring always related to sleep apnea?

Is snoring always related to sleep apnea?

Good Question!: No, not always. However, those who snore loudly should be screened for sleep apnea with a detailed history and possibly a sleep study. Those who snore without sleep apnea do report that their sleep is better after treatment because their bed partner no longer has to kick, punch, pinch, etc while they are sleeping and everyone is happier after treatment :). ...Read more

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If I wake myself up from snoring does that mean I have sleep apnea?

If I wake myself up from snoring does that mean I have sleep apnea?

Possibly: Snoring is a warning sign that sleep apnea may be present. Other complaints include awakening gasping/choking for air, dry mouth/sore throat, urinating multiple times at nights, morning headaches, unrefreshing sleep, cognative impairment and excessive daytime somnolence. Talk to your doctor about any of these symptoms. A sleep study would have to be done to confirmt he diagnosis. ...Read more

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Am a snorer. Does it mean I have sleep apnea . Can snoring be cured?

Am a snorer. Does it mean I have sleep apnea . Can snoring be cured?

Maybe not : Most snorers do not have sleep apnea - they just make noise . Restless snorers who make noise, wake up feeling tired, toss and turn in their sleep, and who have pauses of breathing during snoring have sleep apnea or the more common upper airway resistance syndrome. Have someone watch you sleep. Do y ou have a stuffy nose? Have you gained weight? Go see your doctor or an ENT to find out what's next. ...Read more

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What to do if I have the pillar procedure for snoring or sleep apnea?

What to do if I have the pillar procedure for snoring or sleep apnea?

Pillar: Hello, the pillar procedure can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. I usually recommend soft food, pain meds as needed after the procedure has been performed. Typical recover is 1-2 weeks of mild discomfort. ...Read more

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I want to end snoring. Just how can this be accomplished (no sleep apnea)?

I want to end snoring. Just how can this be accomplished (no sleep apnea)?

See below: If sleep apnea is not present, improving symptoms of snoring can be done by achieving ; maintaining an ideal body weight, avoiding caffeine, alcohol, ; nicotine can help. If you have allergic rhinitis or another cause of nasal congestion, treating it can help with snoring. Nasal strips ; sleeping 7.5 to 8 hours a night can be beneficial. If a deviated nasal septum is present, fixing it can help. ...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