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How Do I Know If My Snoring Is Caused By Sleep Apnea Or Not
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does sleep apnea cause nocturnal enuresis , memory impairment or concentration defects ? Although i don't snore ? Do I have sleep apnea?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could enlarged nasal turbinates and deviated nasal septum cause sleep apnea? Had PNR and was told that sinuses are good. I don't snore.
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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