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Dr black recommended provent for sleep apnea. Does this work during the day also? When pull up my forehead, it seems to help tighten the nasal passage

Dr black recommended provent for sleep apnea. Does this work during the day also? When pull up my forehead, it seems to help tighten the nasal passage

Sleep apnea : Proventil is albuterol which is used for the treatment of reactive airway disease and asthma. Sleep apnea is a mechanical obstruction and either requires a CPAP mask, tonsillectomy / adenoidectomy, or weight loss to cure. Proventil would not likely help with sleep apnea at all in my opinion. ...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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Up at 7 am, can't hold his eyes open by 8 pm. Been tested for sleep apnea, had nasal reconductive surgery, levels tested & normal.Y is he so tired?

Up at 7 am, can't hold his eyes open by 8 pm. Been tested for sleep apnea, had nasal reconductive surgery, levels tested & normal.Y is he so tired?

Good question: Hard to give any answers without reviewing all the tests done. If suffering from sleep apnea and symptoms despite treatment, medications are available to promote wakefulness. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from deviated nasal septum for over 20 years. I have had three surgeries but the problem is still there.Sleep apnea, snoring etc?

I have been suffering from deviated nasal septum for over 20 years. I have had three surgeries but the problem is still there.Sleep apnea, snoring etc?

Nasal & sleep apnea: Deviated septums can cause breathing problems. The sleep apnea needs to be diagnosed by a sleep test. Sleep apnea is caused by obstructions or nerological problems. With a deviated septum a dentist trained in dental sleep medicine can make you an oral sleep appliance that should help end your snoring and control your sleep apnea. Look at the aadsm association to find a dntal sleep medicine dds. ...Read more

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My hubby always congested, uses nasal spray nightly despite the directions! snores very loudly due to sleep apnea, cpap didn't work for him. Advice?

My hubby always congested, uses nasal spray nightly despite the directions! snores very loudly due to sleep apnea, cpap didn't work for him. Advice?

Constant nasal cong: Constant nasal congestion can be due to allergy.What kind of nose spray is he using.If he is using over the conter afrin or neosynephrine that may be real cause of his congestion.He should see a doctor and come off afrin gradually as you get chronic rebound congestion due to it.Sleep apnea always respond to CPAP if he is using it, you should also make an appt with sleep speacialist.First see yr md. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea caused by not getting enough oxygen through my nose or is the problem sourced in my neck? I have chronic nasal congestion.

Is sleep apnea caused by not getting enough oxygen through my nose or is the problem sourced in my neck? I have chronic nasal congestion.

Not your nose: People with complete nasal blockade will simply begin to breathe through their mouth while asleep. This is not sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is closure of the airway due to obstruction of tissue in the back of the throat (posterior pharynx) and it requires surgery or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to open it. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose alot..& very nasally, do I have sleep apnea?

I have a stuffy nose alot..& very nasally, do I have sleep apnea?

See below: Nasal congestion does not mean you have sleep apnea, for sure. But it can exacerbate it. If you snore, have morning headaches, daytime sleepiness, gasp or choke for breath at night, wake up with a dry mouth, and/or have night time acid reflux, it may be sleep apnea. If so, please consult a sleep medicine specialist for evaluation. At minimum, your nasal congestion can be treated. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose at night the cause of sleep apnea?

Difficulty breathing through nose at night the cause of sleep apnea?

Usually not: Nasal obstruction can worsen sleep apnea but in most cases it is not the cause. Sometimes nasal obstruction is not really nasal , but due to throat obstruction, too. Nasal obstruction should be treated as even in absence of sleep apnea it affects sleep quality and daytime function. For some patients, treatment of nasal obstruction can aid in the treatment of 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