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Is breathlessness a symptom of sleep deprivation?

Is breathlessness a symptom of sleep deprivation?

Breathlessness: Not usually due to sleep deprivation, but there are a number of causes including anemia, allergies, asthma or even sleep apnea. If you are having trouble breathing then you should see your doctor, there are tests he or she can perform. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is insomnia a symptom of sleep apnea?

Is  insomnia a symptom of sleep apnea?

YES: Insomnia is most often thought of as both a sign and a symptom that can accompany several sleep, medical, and psychiatric disorders characterized by a persistent difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep or sleep of poor quality. ...Read more

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Is dizziness a symptom if sleep apnea?

Is dizziness a symptom if sleep apnea?

R/O OSA: OSA SX by history :Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ VERTIGO/AMheadaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL. ...Read more

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Is daytime sleepiness a sign of depression?

Is daytime sleepiness a sign of depression?

Possibly: My first response to your question is a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. Many of my depressed patients continue to have daytime sleepiness and turn out to have a sleep disorder which requires a sleep study to diagnose. ...Read more

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Is frequent night waking a symptom of depression?

Is frequent night waking a symptom of depression?

Yes, could be: Difficulty sleeping is indeed part of depression but nocturnal awakening can occur with sleep apnea, and nocturnal myoclonus. You may need overnight sleep study to be more certain. ...Read more

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Is over-sleeping a sign of depression?

Is over-sleeping a sign of depression?

Atypical depression: Yes oversleeping can be a symptom. What has been called atypical depression with oversleeping, extreme fatigue, over eating, extreme rejection sensitivity and a mood that is over reactive to situations (positive and negative). Treatments can be different for this type of depression. I discuss in my book, psychiatry in technocolors on amazon. ...Read more

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Is difficulty breathing a common symptom of anxiety attcks?

Is difficulty breathing a common symptom of anxiety attcks?

Yes: This is common in a panic attack. In panic, all muscles in the body tense, so the chest muscles work against the lungs trying to inflate. Also, adrenaline makes your breathing rapid & shallow for efficient fight or flight. Best immediate action is fully exhale all the air, your diaphragm reflex will give you a better breath. Find a therapist who does exposure based therapy for panic disorder. ...Read more

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Is breathing difficulty a common symptom of anxiety attacks?

Is breathing difficulty a common symptom of anxiety attacks?

Yes: Feeling short of breath and not being able to catch your breath is one of the most common signs of a panic attack. You may want to try relaxation breathing as explained very well in the book: the relaxation response by benson. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is sleeping late and fatigue a symptom of something?

Is sleeping late and fatigue a symptom of something?

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. While it may appear you have slept well, you may may have significant periods of apnea's and hypopnea's occurring. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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Is having poor night vision a symptom of glaucoma?

Is having poor night vision a symptom of glaucoma?

Possible: Not a typical presenting symptom but at more advanced stages, especially if both eyes affected, contrast sensitivity will be decreased. ...Read more

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Is continuous diffulty in swallowing be a sign of sleep apnea.I have poor sleep and wake up with sore throat.MD dismissed sleep apnea as iam not obese?

Is continuous diffulty in swallowing be a sign of sleep apnea.I have poor sleep and wake up with sore throat.MD dismissed sleep apnea as iam not obese?

See an ENT: Swallowing difficulty is not a typical sign of sleep apnea, but can be related to other problems that may affect your sleep (like very large tonsils, for example). This should be evaluated by an ENT. Throat could be sore because of dryness and irritation from mouth-breathing/snoring, sinus drainage, or acid reflux. If your nose is obstructed (e.g. deviated septum), this can worsen mouth breathing. ...Read more

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Is bed wetting a symptom of major dyslexia?

Is bed wetting a symptom of major dyslexia?

No: They are not related that I am aware. Bed wetting occurs in many without dyslexia and is normal. There is often a first degree relative (mom, dad, uncles, etc) who wet the bed. Most kids outgrow it by 9-10. After age 7, a bed wetting alarm can be very helpful in resolving the problem. ...Read more

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What stage of sleep is associated with night terrors?

What stage of sleep is associated with night terrors?

Initial Stages: Typically, night terrors are associated with the earlier phases if sleep and commonly occur before midnight. That is in contrast to night mares, which are associated with later stages of sleep and with rem sleep. Night mares more commonly occur after midnight, although there are exceptions. While an unpleasant nuisance, both night terrors and night mares are normal. Most kids "grow out of" them. ...Read more

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Can difficulty concentrating be a part of my anxiety disorder?

Can difficulty concentrating be a part of my anxiety disorder?

Yes: Trouble concentrating is often a part of anxiety disorders, in particular 'generalized anxiety disorder' and ptsd. Ocd can cause this too, especially if the obsessional anxieties are frequent. Other times when the trouble concentrating is more situation-specific might have more to do with a specific phobia or feared situation. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause trouble with breathing or a person being uncomfortable breathing?

Can lack of sleep cause trouble with breathing or a person being uncomfortable breathing?

Sleep Apnea: Lack of sleep could be a symptom of interrupted sleep due to pauses in breathing and similarly sleep apnea could cause broken sleep, insomnia and daytime sleepiness. An overnight sleep study would be helpful. ...Read more

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Is bed wetting a sign of depression, anxiety and stress?

Is bed wetting a sign of depression, anxiety and stress?

It isn't a classic: Symptoms of any of these disorders. However, when significantly regressed (regardless of cause) it might occur. ...Read more

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Is sleepiness a sign of teething?

Is sleepiness a sign of teething?

Not likely: Parents report many, many different symptoms that they attribute to teething. Studies really don't agree on any specifics related to teething. Sleepiness is usually a symptom of illness. It can be earlier than other more specific symptoms of the illness. ...Read more

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Is the sleeping disorder insomia a disability?

Is the sleeping disorder insomia a disability?

Insomnia: The diagnosis of just insomnia will not normally qualify for disability, but may co-exist with other serious sleep/medical issues of disability. How severe the insomnia is often gives clues for further evaluation by a sleep study. if you can provide more details about the actual symptoms I can assist more. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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