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Can sleep apnea cause difficulty breathing throughout the day?

Can sleep apnea cause difficulty breathing throughout the day?

No: Sleep apnea is a disordered breathing during sleep. Most of those with sleep apnea are overweight and due to the pressure of the chest can have difficulty breathing anytime but not because of the sleep apnea. The are others like pickwickian syndrome or hypoventilation syndrome which can be present when awake. Also be aware of other conditions such as the heart or copd. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

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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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Can we die during sleep, if sleep apnea?

Can we die during sleep, if sleep apnea?

Possible, unlilkely: Sleep apnea can be viewed on line by googling it. Note that there is consriction of breathing that compromises the oxygen requirement of the automatic breathing control mechanism in brainstem. It can occur because oxygen is not being used efficiently in brainstem because of lack of thiamine and magnesium in diet. This deficiency is related to sugar intake. ...Read more

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What causes pausing of the breathing during sleep at 25 years old?

What causes pausing of the breathing during sleep at 25 years old?

Sleep apnea: This could be related to sleep apnea, meet with a sleep specialist or your pcp so that they can examine you and possibly even get a sleep study. ...Read more

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What are normal breathing sounds for 92 yo? All night long has gasps, lapses, loud breaths, not typical snoring. Never noisy before. Sleep apnea?

What are normal breathing sounds for 92 yo? All night long has gasps, lapses, loud breaths, not typical snoring. Never noisy before. Sleep apnea?

Could be sleep apnea: But you need to see a doctor. The internet is a great place to answer some questions like "what is "sleep apnea?" or "what is cheyne-stokes breathing?" the internet not a good place to get a diagnosis. That requires obtaining a complete history, a hands-on physical exam, maybe a sleep study or echocardiogram, etc., use the internet to get the questions to bring to your doctor, not the answers. ...Read more

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Sleeping and absent breathing wake up in panic.

Sleeping and absent breathing wake up in panic.

?sleep disorder: You are a bit young for true sleep apnea, but you could be experiencing nocturnal panic attacks, and either could make your other co-morbidities far worse. Have you had a traumatic event which triggered all of this?? Discuss possibility of overnight sleep study with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you attain deep sleep in four hours during polyphasic sleeping?

Can you attain deep sleep in four hours during polyphasic sleeping?

Yes: If you are talking about rem sleep, you can reach it on average in 90 minutes or less. You can have more deep sleep if you sleep 7hrs straight. ...Read more

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Bronchoconstriction (asthma/copd) affects breathing out during expiration, but not breathing in during inspiration, how come?

Bronchoconstriction (asthma/copd) affects breathing out during expiration, but not breathing in during inspiration, how come?

Dynamic collapse: This is a fancy term of when airway pressure is more on the outside of your airways and collapses as you exhale. This pressure difference happens at different stages of exhalation in copd. With asthma there is narrowing of your airways from inflammation so this constricts the diameter and makes this worse. All due to airway pressure and "equal pressure point". Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Consistent oxygen saturation of 89-90 while sleeping. Is this considered obstructive sleep apnea?

Consistent oxygen saturation of 89-90 while sleeping. Is this considered obstructive sleep apnea?

Right on the brink: Typically, O2 sats while asleep in a healthy individual should be >90. If yours are typically hitting 90 or below then, I'd say you are right in the crack between barely normal and barely abnormal. I'd think for a 19 year old nonsmoker you could do a bit better than that so it all depends on what else is going on. That number by itself doesn't diagnose OSA but "yes" you could have it. ...Read more

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Can we die during sleep from sleep apnea?

Can we die during sleep from sleep apnea?

Yes: Nocturnal sudden death can occur as a result of sleep apnea. Fortunately it is not common, but this is a serious condition, so don't take it lightly. See your md for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Completed sleep study and have mild sleep apnea. Oxygen recorded during sleep 86%. Will a CPAP machine help ease my high rate of PVCs (20,000) a day.

Completed sleep study and have mild sleep apnea. Oxygen recorded during sleep 86%. Will a CPAP machine help ease my high rate of PVCs (20,000) a day.

CPAP and PVCs: Hi Derrick, there is data that demonstrates that CPAP usage does decrease the number of PVCs, but this was only in patients diagnosed with heart failure. Keep in mind that regular CPAP usage should improve any current symptoms related to sleep apnea such as day time fatigue and will also prevent long term complications such as pulmonary hypertension. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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At night, will get waken up in a "start", feeling of can't catch breathe, heart beats faster. Sometimes sweaty. Anxiety, panic, sleep apnea?

At night, will get waken up in a "start", feeling of can't catch breathe, heart beats faster. Sometimes sweaty. Anxiety, panic, sleep apnea?

Chemical mattress?: Dr. Fowler's advice about sleep study is good. Also I see you have a history of allergies. I have seen similar symptoms result from exposure to off-gassed chemicals from memory foam mattresses. If that's what you're sleeping on, try sleeping on the couch for a week to see if symptoms remit. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rapid heart rate and difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep) . Being awakened by heartbeat. ?

I am experiencing  rapid heart rate and difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep) . Being awakened by heartbeat. ?

See your Dr: If you are having a sudden onset of rapid heart rate for no apparent reason (for example exercise or fear), then I recommend seeing your Dr as soon as possible to determine the cause. If it doesn't occur during the day that is good, but to be safe let your Dr know what is happening, frequency, duration, and any associated symptoms & if you are taking any supplements/meds then show them to Dr, ...Read more

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What can cause rapid heart rate (up to 174 bpm), severe headache, rapid breathing, adrenaline rush to occur multiple times a night every night.

What can cause rapid heart rate (up to 174 bpm), severe headache, rapid breathing, adrenaline rush to occur multiple times a night every night.

See your Doctor: All these symptoms are a warning that are telling you to be seen, when we lie down fluid changes in our system can trigger underlying heart disease and trigger some of your symptoms, and could also be an endocrine (gland and hormone) problem, so please get to your Doctor and get this evaluated right away! ...Read more

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I was wondering what would cause unexplained rapid breathing during sleep?

I was wondering what would cause unexplained rapid breathing during sleep?

Elivated co2: IF a person obstructs during sleep the co2 will rise and the oxygen level decreases. The brain will be stimulated to change this an you will increase your respiration to increase you oxygen level nd decrease you carbon dioxide level ...Read more

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Okay heart question again. Get sinus tach every night. Wakes me up rapid breathing fel wired... However i have no problem running on a treadmill. Can sleep bring this on?

Palpitation?: If you are having episodes of tachycardia at night, it will be necessary to see a doctor to make proper diagnosis and determine need for treatment. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby was sleep i saw rapid breathing, eyes got big arms were stiff and she started to cry, until i picked get up and she then relaxed?

My 4 month old baby was sleep i saw rapid breathing, eyes got big arms were stiff and she started to cry, until i picked get up and she then relaxed?

Nightmare: Like to know how often this happens. Babies do get nightmares. If it happens often, it may be a good idea to video it and let the pediatrician see it. ...Read more

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What treatments are commonly prescribed when you have poor breathing during sleep?

What treatments are commonly prescribed when you have poor breathing during sleep?

Many: It depends on what you mean by poor breathing. If what you mean is asthma or a lung disease such as copd, careful treatment with your doctor is imperative. Others with heart conditions can have shortness of breath. If sleep apnea is the issue, the most commonly prescribed treatment is cpap. Oral appliances that keep the lower jaw slightly forward may also help. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop mouth breathing during sleep?

What can I do to stop mouth breathing during sleep?

See your doctor: You may want to be evaluated by an ent, dentist or oral surgeon to determine why you are a mouth breather. Do you have any nasal obstruction? Is your tongue really enlarged? Do you have sleep apnea? ...Read more

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What causes pausing of the breathing during sleep at 25 years old?

Sleep apnea: This could be related to sleep apnea, meet with a sleep specialist or your pcp so that they can examine you and possibly even get a sleep study. ...Read more

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I have anxiety disorder and my newborn baby now 10 days seems to be grasping during sleep and even while awake. why does this happen?

I have anxiety disorder and my newborn baby now 10 days seems to be grasping during sleep and even while awake. why does this happen?

Worry warts : There are many of us who worry more than we need to. I would strongly suggest that you go to your pediatrician for a needed dose of reassurance. If you feel you will be criticized for going, find someone you feel safe with. Go soon so this issue is put to rest and then you can too! One more thing. Trust your instincts! If you feel your baby has a problem, you will usually be right. ...Read more

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Overweight with poor blood work. Also stopped breathing for 2 minutes at a time during sleep. Need MD-signed statement to fly non-Economy. Help!!!

Overweight with poor blood work.  Also stopped breathing for 2 minutes at a time during sleep.  Need MD-signed statement to fly non-Economy.  Help!!!

You need help: not note . If you are overweight , stopped breathing for 2 mints , most likely sleep apnea you may not be a candidate to fly , till your medical condition improves . Get medical help get cured then you don't need any note . ...Read more

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I was wondering what would happen if your breathing was obstructed during sleep?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea syndrome is a medical condition that occurs when breathing is obstructed during sleep. Symptoms are often daytime sleepiness and unrefreshing sleep. Left untreated it can lead to poor health outcomes like high blood pressure and heart problems. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a child has "paradoxical breathing" during sleep? How is it treated?

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
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What does it mean when a child has "paradoxical breathing" during sleep?  How is it treated?

Chest IN & tummy OUT: In normal young children, both the chest and tummy expand when breathing in. With paradoxical breathing, the tummy expands when breathing in, but the chest gets sucked inward (downward). Paradoxical breathing can be normal in babies & toddlers because their chest cages are still "soft". After age 2-3 years, normal toddlers (without airway restriction) usually don't have paradoxical breathing. ...Read more

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Can anything else stop your breathing during sleep other than sleep apnea?

Can anything else stop your breathing during sleep other than sleep apnea?

Yes: In some people who drink lots of alcohol the muscles get more relax and that can cause obstruction of the air way and create issue of narrowing the air way. ...Read more

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I am sweating during sleep. It seems i just finished playing football but the breathing is normal. Is it normal or is there something wrong with me?

Sweating in sleep: Don't go directly to osa as you mentioned. Many other problems can cause nocturnal sweating. Discuss with your primary doctor first. Need expert nasal exam, abdominal imaging is a possibility and cxr, maybe TB test , some people need cardiac work up. ...Read more

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I need help for a gentleman friend of mine who has episodes of not breathing during sleep?

Possible Sleep Annea: This is a frightening thing to witness and should be investigated. Sleep apnea is a disorder where for various reasons a person stops breathing breifly when asleep. Associated with many complications. In my opinion, seeing a doctor certified in sleep medicine is the best bet, but many primary care doctors care for patients with this kind of problem. ...Read more

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My 4 year old weird breathing during sleep, snoring, and drooling with a foam-like salava. For past two days was a little fatigue looking and a little pale, kinda like tired...., really worry. ?

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My  4 year old weird breathing during sleep, snoring, and drooling with a foam-like salava. For past two days was a little fatigue looking and a little pale, kinda like tired...., really worry. ?

Warrants a visit: to the pediatrician, can still be a viral upper respiratory problem with blocked nasal passages, but you need to get it sorted out, goo luck ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more