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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 your airways being blocked.
Many: The are many surgical treatments available for treating obstructive sleep apnea, beyond what can be described in this format. Many are specific to the type and level of the causes for osa, seek an experienced practioner who can adequated discuss the benefits and risks for each type for a particular condition along with all alternatives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prevents deep sleep: Apnea causes an arousal in the brain that either 1) wakes you up or 2) lightens the stage of sleep you are in. Sleep is like walking down the stairs... It's a stepwise approach to deeper sleep. The more severe your apnea, the more you "go back up the stairs" to lighter sleep... Continued interruption may prevent you from "getting all the way down the stairs.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ONE OF MANY REASONS: People with sleep apnea generally are not well rested and need a nap or fall asleep during the day or can't get out of bed easily in the morning. I would be examed by your internist and have a full blood panel done to rule out diseases such as epstein-barr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep apnea: Fatigue, snoring, daytime sleepiness, stop breathing for a few seconds while sleeping- are a few symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, is frequently associated with increase level of hemoglobin and htn. Sleep study is indicated. CPAP will be the treatment of sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What is my next step to treating sever sleep apnea? I was made to sleep on my back only during my first night at the sleep center. It resulted in a diagnosis of severe sleep apnea but there was not time to test a cpap. Do i need to spend another night a
These : These are questions best posed to your sleep specialist. You should have had a post-sleep study meeting with your specialist where you would have been told the meaning of your results and been given a set of options. That is where you should have discussed your issue with sleeping own your back. It very well be that you have sleep apnea no matter in what position you sleep. Without seeing your sleep study results and having the benefit of a complete history and physical exam it is impossible to make a recommendation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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