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How can I comfort someone with sleep apnea?

How can I comfort someone with sleep apnea?

With understanding: Once they have started therapy (cpap or oral device) be understanding that they are better with device(even if the air blows on your face or the noise of machine bothers you). Also be aware that the snoring sound may not completely stop. ...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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How to sleep with roommates?

How to sleep with roommates?

Set limits: I agree with dr. Davis. Encourage meeting as a group & reaching consensus regarding noise/ light at night time. Sleep is essential! ...Read more

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How can I cope with sleep deprivation ?

How can I cope with sleep deprivation ?

By getting the sleep: That your body needs. Use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading. ...Read more

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How to deal with my sleep?

How to deal with my sleep?

I am sorry but there: Isn't enough to determine what your problem with sleep is. I will provide information on sleep hygiene basics. If you need more specific info then please clarify and re-ask. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep. ...Read more

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How can I sleep well and prevent sleep apnea?

How can I sleep well and prevent sleep apnea?

Prevent OSA: Genetics, age and weight gain are huge factors that may or may not be in your control. Generally avoiding sedatives prior to sleep, significant weight gain, smoking and other lifestyle factors can help. ...Read more

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How can you sleep with ptsd?

Oh my, That is one : Difficult issue to deal w. It is important to ensure that you have excellent sleep hygiene. Avoiding or minimizing alcohol intake is essential. There are a number of different medications (& combinations) that can be used: trazodone, remeron, (mirtazapine) atypical antipsychotics, melatonin (sometimes w buspar), tricyclic antidepressants, standard sleep medications etc. Etc. Controlling sleep is a key to tx. ...Read more

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How to deal with depression?

How to deal with depression?

Depression: Depression is a complicated illness whose solution depends on the patient. There are 2 primary approaches to depression that are complementary, meaning that they can be used together or perhaps independently: psychotherapy and medication. Each patient should consult their doctor to decide which approach is right for them or if a combination is appropriate. ...Read more

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How to deal with depression?

How to deal with depression?

Many options: If concerning yourself, suggest first talking with parents and family if possible regarding symptoms and concerns as well as a doctor. Always good to ensure family support. In general antidepressant medication and therapy are most formal and effective. Self management includes exercise, meditation, enhanced spirituality, and health habits (sleep, nutrition, and avoidance of alcohol and drugs). ...Read more

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How to deal with depression?

How to deal with depression?

Depends: There are different types and degrees w/ different ways to handle this symptom. The best 1st step is a good evaluation by an expert - Clinical Psychologist are trained in this and can refer you to a psychiatrist if they find a condition w/ severity requiring medication. You've made a good start already asking the question as you did! I'm hopeful that you can take the right steps to feel much bette ...Read more

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How to deal with depression?

How to deal with depression?

Seek treatment: Depression is an illness that needs treatment. It's important to see a mental health provider to assess the severity and come up with a treatment plan to start to feel better and experience pleasure and a happy life. ...Read more

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How can I treat obstructive sleep apnea?

How can I treat obstructive sleep apnea?

CPAP: The treatment involves sleeping with a pressurized mask called cpap. In sleep apnea, excessive soft tissue in the throat, can relax during deep sleep, this blocks the airway and drops oxygen levels , disrupting sleep and causing other problems. A mask hooked to a machine that applies a low level of air pressure keeps the airway open. Many with osa are overweight and weight loss also helps much. ...Read more

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What can be done to comfort someone with sleep apnea?

What can be done to comfort someone with sleep apnea?

Depends on details: It depends on what you mean by comfort. Most people are not aware they are having sleep apnea events. If they are being treated for osa, follow-up with the sleep specialists with your concerns. Adjustments to therapy may be needed. ...Read more

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How can you deal with insomnia?

How can you deal with insomnia?

Insomnia: Insomnia can have many causes and many different treatments. It can result from multiple different physical and/or emotional problems. It can also be related to too much caffeine or other stimulants. ...Read more

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How can you deal with insomnia?

How can you deal with insomnia?

Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc. Google sleep hygiene you may need short term meds like ambien cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. ...Read more

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How can I help someone with mental illness cope with sleep problems?

How can I help someone with mental illness cope with sleep problems?

Sleep Mental Issues: Sleep disturbance is common in many mental health issues.Regulating a good sleep aids in treatment.Assuring regular times of sleep.If on meds taking it morning or night is important to check with your md.At times sleep inducers can be used to get the rhythm back but with good mood/anxiety/adhd symptoms control sleep will get better. ...Read more

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How can a dentist diagnose and treat sleep apnea ?

How can a dentist diagnose and treat sleep apnea ?

Can treat : Sleep apnea needs to be diagnosed by a sleep specialist with an overnight sleep study. Once the diagnosis has been made a dentist can treat sleep apnea if it been perscribed. ...Read more

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How can you control your sleep apnea?

How can you control your sleep apnea?

PAP therapy: The gold standard treatment is with a pap (positive airway pressure) device. Oral devices made by a dentist or possible surgical options with an ENT can be considered for those who have mild disease. Weight loss is always encouraged as well as proper sleep hygiene. Avoidance of caffeine, alcohol or nicotine 5-6 hours before bed is also advised. ...Read more

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How can you treat sleep deprivation?

How can you treat sleep deprivation?

Sleep: Rather than trying to do work arounds - would dedicate solid periods of time to sleep. ...Read more

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How do people treat sleep apnea?

A few: Weight loss, surgery (uppp with possible tonsillectomy), c-pap. ...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