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Neurological Exam For Central Sleep Apnea
What are the best hospitals for the treatment of central hypoventilation, central sleep apnea, pathologic hypersomnia, seizures?
Sleep apnea has two causes. It may be 'central' or 'obstructive'. Central apnea occurs as a disorder in the way the brain controls breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is much more common and involves an anatomical blockage of the airway. Usually, the tongue blocks the airway, preventing the passage of air between the a sleep study is needed to diagnose particular ...Read more
Both: Both are serious conditions, manageable with treatment, and serious if neglected. The severity varies in every particular case, the classification is not intended to determine which one is milder, they just have different ways to treat them. In general, treatment compliance is an important factor that affects treatment outcomes of both. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Have ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?
Why does diagnosis of sleep apnea exclude diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Especially in cases where CPAP fails to remit daytime sleepiness and lassitude,
Prior ENT exam saw no obstruction relating to sleep apnea. Today diagnosed with/apnea & low oxygen level. Does this mean I have central sleep apnea?
Sleep Study: A sleep physician will order a sleep study that will clarify your condition. CPAP is the usual initial treatment, but your sleep physician will be the one to decide what course of treatment to follow. Low O2 is a serious condition which requires immediate treatment so don't delay. ...Read more
Sleep disorders: Sleep phase disorders may need to be diagnosed via sleep study and usually require really expert coaching to correct. Nightmares and often also sleep paralysis can easily be addressed with my No More Nightmares training. Please contact me if you request further details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: But before final verdict.....Need to know more. ...Read more
See below: Good question. Obstructive sleep apnea (osa) ; autonomic dysfunction have been studied intently over the recent years. There are direct links surfacing between the two but more indirect links exist via osa ; Insulin resistance. So to answer your question, it's possible, especially if the osa is poorly controlled w/ other comorbidities present exacerbating the situation. Best to keep osa in check! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic migraine/fibromyalgia. Sleep study ordered, AHI is 26.1.One sleep specialist this is sleep apnea and I need CPAP, other says its fine?
Go to primary doc: the specifics about the sleep study are important. abnormal sleep patterns must be correctly interpreted, as the treatment is usually long term. migraine prevention is not complicated ie beta blockers, midrin, fibromyaogia is treatable , and sleep should be fixed first. ...Read more
R/O OSA: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
65yo dad just diagnosis with severe central sleep apnea. Ahi 35, 0 min REM sleep. Causing poor memory, concentration problems, difficulty problem solving?
MSLT can be done: in isolation from a formal diagnostic sleep study, however, it is more valuable for clinical purposes and to have a solid lay of the land if the sleep study in full is done in conjunction. I'd be happy to answer more questions for you if you drop me a line at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Sleep study: 154 hypopneas, zero obstructive apneas, 2 central apneas. Could dysautonomia be to blame? (I have Ehlers-Danlos w/POTS & other auto sx.)
Apnea: Your various medical conditions may indeed cause you sleep issues. The sleep doctor should be able to help you do better and, if needed, have you see other medical specialists. Please follow the evaluation and advice of all the doctors you might need to see. Once under better control doctor visits will tone down markedly. ...Read more
Would an in-lab overnight assessment for sleep apnea also identify seizures during sleep, if they were occurring?
Sleep Paralysis: Sleep researchers conclude that, in most cases, sleep paralysis is simply a sign that your body is not moving smoothly through the stages of sleep. Rarely is sleep paralysis linked to deep underlying psychiatric problems. http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleep-paralysis#1 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This is the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. Most apnea is obstructive being caused by collapse or obstruction of the airway leading to lack of air flow. However, it can be a central process, where the respiratory center of the brain fails to signal the respiratory respiratory system to initiate a breath. Lastly, some apnea is mixed central ...Read more
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