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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more


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Is there another way to treat sleep apnea than using a mask?

Is there another way to treat sleep apnea than using a mask?

Mask is best.: The CPAP or BiPAP mask is the best way to treat it. There are bite plates and nose inserts and surgical procedures that exist, but the mask is the best. Weight loss cures it if you're significantly overweight. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many health problems sleep apnea could lead to?

Can you let me know how many health problems sleep apnea could lead to?

Cardiac: Pulmonary, as well as weight gain and the results of weight gain leading to increase rates of diabetes and athritis on th eweight bearing joints. Most worrisome is the increased rate of cardiac rhythym disturbance particularly atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea cause gum problems?

Can sleep apnea cause gum problems?

Yes, probably: Caveat: I'm not a dentist. I'm an M.D. specializing in sleep disorders. Mouth-breathing during sleep is very common in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The more time the mouth is dry, the greater the likelihood that bacteria will remain on teeth and cause problems (which is why meth addicts have bad teeth). This causes dental problems and, I presume, can also problems with the gums. ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the cpap mask cure your sleep apnea?

What's the expert opinion, could the cpap mask cure your sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: CPAP doesn't cure sleep apnea. It treats it. The forced oxygen helps to keep the body properly oxygenated, thereby combating the serious effects of lack of o2- heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure etc. ...Read more

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Does TMJ have anything to do with sleep apnea or could TMJ cause any problems happen cuz of this?

Does TMJ have anything to do with sleep apnea or could TMJ cause any problems happen cuz of this?

Possibly: Need more info, but the treatment for the sleep apnea may create or exacerbate tmj/tmd symptoms. If wearing a CPAP machine with tight straps or an ill-fitting mask, the pressure on the lower jaw (mandible) may be displaced or dislocated enough to a position that can cause a dormant tmj/tmd syndrome complex. Also, wearing a mouthpiece for sleep apnea, if not designed properly can cause tmj/tmd. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea just start happen if u never had the problem be4 or r u born with it?Just want to no all the info i can get

Can sleep apnea just start happen if u never had the problem be4 or r u born with it?Just want to no all the info i can get

Yes and no: Sleep apnea can happen after severe nasal trauma if it causes an airway obstruction. Most of the time, it is because of any airway obstruction. There are certain risk factors. If you are concerned about it, you should first take the epworth sleepiness scale. Also, you can see a sleep specialist and/or get a sleep study. http://www.somnowell.com/online-tests/epworth-sleepiness-scale. ...Read more

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How common are sleep apnea school problems?

How common are sleep apnea school problems?

Fairly: Snoring used to just be "a thing" but we're realizing it's a bigger deal. When kids are having restless sleep, mouth breathing, bad snoring, and waking at night, it can affect deep and rem sleep. Not achieving these can affect concentration, memory and alertness during the day. ...Read more

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I have sleep apnea OCD anxiety and ADHD at age 18. Is it really rare for someone my age to have all those problems?

Rare enough: It really doesn''t matter much whether this is a 1 in a 100 or 1 in a 1000 question. Having all this in combination at 18 is a real problem for you and you should accept both the help of sleep specialist and a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
1,148 doctors shared insights

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 ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more