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My mother has sleep apnea and falls during the day. Her oxygenation drops at night to 60%. Why would they avoid adding oxygen to her cpap & daytime?

My mother has sleep apnea and falls during the day. Her oxygenation drops at night to 60%. Why would they avoid adding oxygen to her cpap & daytime?

Depends on reason: Does her oxygen drop to 60% when she stops breathing, or does it drop to 60% and stay there even when she is breathing normally during sleep? If the desaturation is because of sleep apnea, adding oxygen would not help as air is not going to the lungs. Opening the airway with CPAP allows normal breathing and oxygen values. If it is sustained desaturation, oxygen is usually added. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...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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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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Will sleep apnea affect baby with tetralogy of fallot?

Will sleep apnea affect baby with tetralogy of fallot?

Probably so: Anything that will lower blood oxygen (like sleep apnea) can be harmful to unrepaired tetralogy of fallot patients. ...Read more

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Are the effects of sleep deprivation and high altitude oxygen deprivation similar?

Are the effects of sleep deprivation and high altitude oxygen deprivation similar?

It depends: Some symptoms may be similar such as irritability , confusion, fatigue, headaches. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?

Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?

Here we go?: No, not related. Treatment is with a c-pap machine are others as you listed. Care is directed by someone trained in sleep disorders. You can have COPD and other lung diseases but not related to sleep apnea. Together, they are difficult. ...Read more

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Can i still sleep with low oxygen levels?

Yes: However, chronically low oxygen levels can cause changes in the heart. Figuring out why is important. Possible causes include chronic lung diseases, neuromuscular weakness or chest wall deformity, pulmonary vascular diseases, and of course sleep disordered breathing such as sleep apnea. Weight also plays a big role. ...Read more

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Can snoring cause low oxygen at night? oxygen was lowest 83% 3 min frame On 2 liter oxygen at night.Still tired in day. No sleepapena heart related

OSA: snoring by itself my not cause a drop in oxygen saturation, however, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or hypopnea/hypoventilation can. If there are concerns and there are risk factors, it is best to get a comprehensive sleep study ...Read more

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Can a person who has moderate ahi , sleep architecture passing through all sleep cycles and moderate oxygen desaturation have strong headaches a fat?

Can a person who has moderate ahi , sleep architecture passing through all sleep cycles and  moderate oxygen desaturation have strong headaches  a fat?

Definitely: Moderate apnea–hypopnea index (ahi) is 15-30/hour. That's mean you a weakening up 15-30 times per hour. Here is the pain and sleep connection. See you sleep specialist for CPAP or oral appliance. ...Read more

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Im 20 and look bad and aged, will MS, chronic stress, insomnia, low hormones, sleep apnea, depression increase beta amyloids and make me old ?

Im 20 and look bad and aged, will MS, chronic stress, insomnia, low hormones, sleep apnea, depression increase beta amyloids and make me old ?

Not proven: and drugs, cigarettes, and/or alcohol are much more proven causes of premature aging. (also obesity, lack of exercise, for skin wrinkling excess sun or other direct damage to it). ...Read more

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In a person with sleep apnea, what causes the rises and falls in oxygen saturation of arterial blood during sleep?

In a person with sleep apnea, what causes the rises and falls in oxygen saturation of arterial blood during sleep?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is defined as stopping breathing for 10 seconds. During that time, the body is not getting any oxygen. In addition , there can be instances that last less than 10 seconds, or where a less than adequate effort to breath is attempted. These also reduce the oxygen intake. ...Read more

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Will be on oxygen while sleeping affect my progression through sleep stages?

Will be on oxygen while sleeping affect my progression through sleep stages?

Likely improve: If you are on oxygen at night for something like sleep apnea, then likely you will get better sleep quality (and progress through deeper stages of sleep) with treatment. ...Read more

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Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc 
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Night terrors: From experience teaching Planned Dream Intervention to over 35,000 people world-wide, I most strongly recommend learning this skill over any medication. When you have disturbing experiences you are going to have unusual or frightening content in your dreams but there is no validity to dream interpretation. My No More Nightmares class teaches clients how to sleep through their dreams-without drugs! ...Read more

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Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Psychotherapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxietyor depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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For what reason should patients with COPD be given low flow concentration (1-2l/min) supplemental oxygen?

For what reason should patients with COPD be given low flow concentration (1-2l/min) supplemental oxygen?

Low oxygen...: People with COPD can develop low oxygen levels due to their lung disease. Oxygen therapy is then administered in the lowest amount needed to treat their hypoxia. Too much oxygen can actually cause lung toxicity which worsens lung function. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea cause low oxygen level?

Can sleep  apnea  cause  low oxygen  level?

Yes,: Both obstructive and central sleep apnea can lead to a decreased gas exchange in the lung through either decreased airflow or disturbed ventilation during the sleep and subsequently result in low oxygen level in blood. ...Read more

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Why should patients with COPD be given low flow concentration supplemental oxygen?

Why should patients with COPD be given low flow concentration supplemental oxygen?

Helps: if a patient has a saturation less than 88 they qualify for supplemental oxygen. oxygen is the only therapy proven to prolong life in advanced copd ...Read more

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Can septoplasty cause sleep apnea? I've read sleep apnea is due to obstructed breathing. So if septoplasty leaves a lot of scarring, could it be enough to obstruct breathing and cause sleep apnea? My sister has sleep apnea and uses a cpap machine. I don'

Can septoplasty cause sleep apnea? I've read sleep apnea is due to obstructed breathing. So if septoplasty leaves a lot of scarring, could it be enough to obstruct breathing  and cause sleep apnea? My sister has sleep apnea and uses a cpap machine. I don'

Septoplasty...apnea: On the contrary, septoplasty is supposed to increase air flow. There will always be scarring after surgery but scarring results in tightening and shrinkage of tissue. Many early snoring surgeries were aimed at creating scar tissue to tighten the palatal tissue and in theory increasing the airway opening. ...Read more

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At what level is low blood oxygen harmful for children with copd?

At what level is low blood oxygen harmful for children with copd?

See below: Children usually don't have copd, this is a disease of the adult. Children may have congenital lung diseases but the physiology of those is not the same as copd. Blood oxygen levels less than 90% are generally not desired. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Definition)

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


Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

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