sleep apnea

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Is there anyway to test for sleep apnea without sleeping in lab?

No

Excessive sleepiness by day. Often it is the spouse that spots the apneas but many people do not have any idea that they have sleep apnea. I have become pretty certain that the underlying cause is bad diet. See my blog "Oxygen, the Spark of Life" that you can Google
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I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2009. I still have trouble sleeping. What is going on?

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You don't mention what if any treatment is being used. Oral appliance? Surgery? CPAP? Weight loss? See your doctor for a re-evaluation. New sleep study? Avoid alcohol after 7 pm.
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Lately while sleeping, I keep tossing and turning. Could it be dreams or just my sleep apnea?

Sleep disturbance

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Tossing and turning: d/d are; 1. Sleep apnea 2. Dreams 3. Restless Leg Syndrome 4. periodic limb movements 5. others
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Dr. Ravi Chand answered:

What to do if I have sleep apnea and was wondering if sleeping on my stomach could finally help?

Sleep Apnea

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Positional Sleep Apnea may be helped by sleeping on the side, sleeping on the back usually aggravates sleep apnea as the wind flap falls back when the muscle tone is decreased in sleep. Sleeping on the stomach or belly has not known to help.
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Dr. Mark Birnbach answered:

What to do if I think i suffer from sleep apnea. would sleeping on my side help keep my airways open?

Sleep apnea

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Yes and here are a few suggestions: avoiding sleeping on one's back ( sew a pocket on the back of a T-shirt and put a tennis ball in it) losing weight seeing an ENT to evaluate the airways for deviated septum, enlarged tonsils etc. see an allergist and treat as needed. wear breath rite strips wear a custom device made by a dentist that will hold the lower jaw forward, thereby opening the airway.
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Can you take Ambien for sleeping pill, knowing theat you were diagnose with sleep apnea? Would it have a side effect?

Yes

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Ambien will not affect your sleep apnea directly . It will induce sleep. It is accepted by AASM to be use in studies. Beware on significant lung problems
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Dr. Chuck Shaffer answered:

I have sleep apnea but is it ok to take sleeping tablets if I have a breathing machine that helps me breathe in the night?

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Talk to your pulmonologist...they will advise you on what drug could be a benefit.
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I think I'm suffering from sleeping apnea s my breathing stops intermittently n snored a lot too so any quick remedy iM from india?

No quick remedy.

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Best to see an ENT or other doctor who does sleep testing to see the severity of your "sleep apnea" so the right type of treatment can be prescribed/
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Dr. Martin Hirsch answered:

Will sleep apnea surgery cause problems with swallowing, speaking, gagging, or sleeping? I.e. What side effects will the surgery possibly have?

Not usually

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in the short time right after surgery you will have some discomfort. The rest depends upon the surgeon and the extent of the surgery
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Dr. David D. May answered:

Pls tell me about sleep apnea....hw can it b treated????wat is da cause??? Pls help me i m worried as i snore loudly whike sleeping....n also i m only

OSA or CSA

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OSA is Obstructive Slee Apnea is a condition where your body is trying to breath, but your airway is blocked or your air flow is measurably decreased. CSA is when not trying to breadth when you should. Snoring is a sign of airway closing. This is treated by CPAP which is contiuous positive air pressure and keeps the airway open. Another option for mild or moderate OSA is Oral Appliance Therapy.
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