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How to get rid of sleep apnea?

How to get rid of sleep apnea?

Many ways: The gold standard treatment is a mask/machine called cpap. Other options that exist include weight loss, oral appliances and surgery. There are some other miscellaneous devices that can help but not get rid fo sleep apnea. It is best to talk to a sleep physician about your options after having a sleep study. ...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 someone tell me how to get rid of or treat mild sleep apnea?

Can someone tell me how to get rid of or treat mild sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: Several possibilities: losing weight. See an ear nose ; throat specialist to evaluate your tonsils, adenoids and sinus wear a CPAP or a custom made dental device that holds your jaw forward while you sleep thereby increasing the airway. ...Read more

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Some ways to get rid of sleep apnea?

Some ways to get rid of sleep apnea?

Consider MAD: Mandibular advancement devices, or mads, are fit by a dentist and worn in the mouth at night. They are used to reduce or eliminate snoring, one sign of obstructive sleep apnea. They hold the lower jaw forward, opening the airway. They are generally better tolerated than cpap, so compliance may be better. Research on combining CPAP and mad is promising. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of sleep apnea permanently?

Can I get rid of sleep apnea permanently?

Mgt: The underlying cause should be addressed. For example, if there is obstruction due to large tonsils and adenoids, removing them can he to resolve the problem. ...Read more

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I have get from doctor the cpap mashine for sleep apnea. But i don't want to use it. Is there alternatives to get rid of sleep apnea without cpap. ?

I have get from doctor the cpap mashine for sleep apnea. But i don't want to use it. Is there alternatives to get rid of sleep apnea without cpap. ?

CPAP alternatives: It depends on your body type. If you are overweight, you can begin by trying to get down to a lower weight. A dental appliance might work for you depending on your mouth. If you have obvious blockages in your nose, mouth or throat, these can be treated with surgery. You should see an ENT specialist to be evaluated for this. ...Read more

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I will join military when i get rid of my sleep apnea my doc already told me its possible?

I will join military when i get rid of my sleep apnea my doc already told me its possible?

Sleep apnea: It is not possible to "cure" sleep apnea. There are methods of treating it- avoid sleeping on your back, lose weight, evaluate and eliminate allergens, wearing a CPAP or mandibular advancement device. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea I am 100 lbs overweight if I lose weight will I be able to get rid of it?

I have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea I am 100 lbs overweight if I lose weight will I be able to get rid of it?

You can: If you loose weight you more than likely will be able to resolve your obstructive sleep apnea. In rare cases the structure of your adenoid, tonsils and post pharynx might be too big and can also be the cause of your OSA. I do recommend weight loss as a first step and repeating your sleep study. If it is central sleep apnea that is a different etiology. ...Read more

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I have sleep apnea & use c-pap will i always have this forever? Am about 20lbs overweight. Would losing weight help get rid of apnea?

I have sleep apnea & use c-pap will i always have this forever? Am about 20lbs overweight. Would losing weight help get rid of apnea?

Losing weight helps: You may get second opinion and have proper oral appliance made to replace your CPAP if you can not tolerate the mask. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent sleep apnea?

Is it possible to prevent sleep apnea?

Possibly: Dr. Winick gave you ways to manage and keep sleep apnea effects from occurring. Prevention may result from breast feeding and the use of orthodontic/orthopedic appliances when young to develop the upper and lower jaws properly and avoid a high palate which can reduce the nasal airway size. ...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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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