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Is there another way to treat sleep apnea than using a mask?

Is there another way to treat sleep apnea than using a mask?

Mask is best.: The CPAP or BiPAP mask is the best way to treat it. There are bite plates and nose inserts and surgical procedures that exist, but the mask is the best. Weight loss cures it if you're significantly overweight. ...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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What dental devices are used to treat sleep apnea?

What dental devices are used to treat sleep apnea?

Apnea treatment: There are 2 dental devices that I am familiar with - a mandibular advancing device and a tongue repositioning device. There are multiple manufacturers for each device. They both work by repositioning your anatomy and increasing the space behind your tongue. ...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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Are there any medications (non-surgical) to treat sleep apnea?

Are there any medications (non-surgical) to treat sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: If there is a medication to reduce your weight, then it is the medication. Recent study showed combination of topamax (topiramate) and Phentermine actually worked. Also there has been research that sudafed, high dose (watch for side effects) also worked. Unfortunately we do not live in perfect world. Least side effects, most efficient way treating sleep apnea is cpap. ...Read more

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What are tools and machines recommended to treat sleep apnea that i can order online that isn't a discomfort?

What are tools and machines recommended to treat sleep apnea that i can order online that isn't a discomfort?

Donl't: Don't order on line. Treatment needs to be tailored for the severity of your problem and it needs to be periodically checked for effectiveness. If you don't want to use a breathing machine, find a dentist who is trained in dental sleep medicine and he can make an oral appliance that is appropriate for your condition. Buying something online and using it doesn't mean it is doing you any good. ...Read more

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If you have a overbite, will rapid maxillary expansion (upper jaw) can be recommended to treat sleep apnea for 15 yrs old boy?

Airway: Sleep apnea often associated with airway obstruction. Widening palate may help if obstruction is in nasal/oral cavities. If the obstruction is in your throat, palatal expansion will not be of benefit. See an orthodontic specialist for evaluation of your overbite, palatal width, airway, and the rest of your dent-facial structures. Referral to an ENT may be advisable. ...Read more

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What are the dangers in using a dental device to treat sleep apnea when a cpap is needed i was not allowed to sleep on my side during my sleep study. The results indicate only 3 hours of sleep all night and 0% rem. I feel the results may have been diffe

What are the dangers in using a dental device to treat sleep apnea when a cpap is needed i was not allowed to sleep on my side during my sleep study.  The results indicate only 3 hours of sleep all night and 0% rem.  I feel the results may have been diffe

Did : Did you have a sleep study with cpap? If so what are the results? What CPAP setting was effective in eliminating your symptoms. Without seeing your sleep study and evaluating your airway it is difficult to determine if a dental appliance will adequately treat the osa.Dental appliances are use to treat obstructions at the level of the tongue. If you have a large apnea-hypopnea index (ahi) and CPAP is indicated then you may not get relief from the dental appliance because the appliance may not correct the problem at the site of your obstruction or the obstruct may be at a level that the appliance cannot affect. You need to discuss these issues with your sleep specialist, and have an evaluation by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who treats sleep apnea. ...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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How do you treat central sleep apnea?

How do you treat central sleep apnea?

Depends: First the cause of the central sleep apnea should be treated. Very sophisticated machines called asv (adaptive servoventilation) can treat the central 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