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Mild Sleep Apnea
Gasping for air: Sleep apnea is defined as complete (apnea) or partial obstruction (hypopnia) of the airway during sleep. Typical signs and symptoms are snoring, wake up gasping for air, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Diagnosis is made by a sleep study (polysomnogram) and the main parameter of diagnosis is ahi (apnea-hypopnea index). Mild sleep apnea ranges from 5-10 ahi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
FATIGUE WITH OSA: Provigil/ nuvigil/adderal/Ritalin/Starttera. Start a gluten free diet WEIGHT LOSS IS CRITICAL .Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. If CPAP or BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. Limit use of sedatives/hypnotics like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) /ambien/lunesta/rozerem. D/W your doctor all options if RLS is present neurontin/Topamax may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Turbinectomy good/better than cpap for mild sleep apnea? Confirmed enlarged upper & lower turb's. Don't want cpap.
How can I treat on the back mild sleep apnea? I am female and normal weight. I snore very loudly and this disturbs my husband.
Sleep Study: You should get a sleep study done either at a sleep study center(best) or have your doctor order at home sleep study (as long as it has some form of positional monitoring) to get an accurate diagnosis first. If no sleep apnea your dentist can fabricate a variety of oral devices that can help with your snoring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a tonsilectomy safe? If so how safe is it? I have mild sleep apnea and huge ttonsils and they want me to have this surgery .....
I have mild sleep apnea (study) but my symptoms are that of severe sleep apnea. Condition only midly improved with cpap and automatic pressure always hitting maximum. Could it be something else?
About apnea: The differential diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea can be quite extensive. If you are not feeling better on cpap, you need to be sure to follow up with your family physician. The practice of medicine is the art of continually checking in on the patient. Be sure your weight is ideal for your height, thyroid is normal, and is your sleep pattern normal. Is there any underlying depression? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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