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Up at 7 am, can't hold his eyes open by 8 pm. Been tested for sleep apnea, had nasal reconductive surgery, levels tested & normal.Y is he so tired?

Up at 7 am, can't hold his eyes open by 8 pm. Been tested for sleep apnea, had nasal reconductive surgery, levels tested & normal.Y is he so tired?

Good question: Hard to give any answers without reviewing all the tests done. If suffering from sleep apnea and symptoms despite treatment, medications are available to promote wakefulness. ...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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I have been suffering from deviated nasal septum for over 20 years. I have had three surgeries but the problem is still there.Sleep apnea, snoring etc?

I have been suffering from deviated nasal septum for over 20 years. I have had three surgeries but the problem is still there.Sleep apnea, snoring etc?

Nasal & sleep apnea: Deviated septums can cause breathing problems. The sleep apnea needs to be diagnosed by a sleep test. Sleep apnea is caused by obstructions or nerological problems. With a deviated septum a dentist trained in dental sleep medicine can make you an oral sleep appliance that should help end your snoring and control your sleep apnea. Look at the aadsm association to find a dntal sleep medicine dds. ...Read more

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How long until I feel the benefits of surgery for sleep apnea?

What kind?: What type of surgery did you have? It depends. Some people feel great relief as soon as they are healed. Some never feel better, but their apnea is measurably improved when confirmed by a follow-up sleep study. Talk to your md or sleep specialist about this. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had surgery for sleep apnea, will this force me to file for disability?

What do you advise if i had surgery for sleep apnea, will this force me to file for disability?

NO!: Hi. No, surgery for sleep apnea will NOT force you to file for disability! That's absurd! Who told you that? Shame on him/her! ...Read more

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What to do if I have the surgery to treat sleep apnea?

What to do if I have the surgery to treat sleep apnea?

Post op: Hello. Rest, fluids and follow your doctors recommendations. Your sleep apnea will improve and hopefully a cure will follow. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I want an alternate medicine for obtructive sleep apnea apart from surgery?

Sleep apnea: Options include: avoiding sleeping on one's back.(sew a pocket on the back of a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it) have an ENT check nasal passages-tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum, polyps . Weight loss wearing a dental device that holds the lower jaw forward thereby increasing airway at back of throat. ...Read more

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Sleep apnea surgery results?

Sleep apnea surgery results?

Depends: Outcomes depend on the procedure/combination of procedures, as well as the anatomy of the airway. Soft tissue surgery (on the palate, nose, etc) have roughly a 50-70% success rate. Jaw surgery, although a bit more drastic, has approximately a 90-95% success rate. Best to see a surgeon in your area trained in sleep surgery to discuss this at length and choose the right procedure for you. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea surgery effective?

Sleep apnea: Some surgeries are more effective than others. Te most important part is the diagnosis to see where the problem is. Jaw advancement is shown to have great results. This surgery opens up the posterior airway. ...Read more

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What is the new sleep apnea surgery?

What is the new sleep apnea surgery?

New apnea surgery: Laser-assisted uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (LAUP) or upper airway reconstruction. It is recommended only when other treatment options are unsuccessful in eliminating the symptoms of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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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