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Sleep Apnea Mask Problems
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
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
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sleep apnea OCD anxiety and ADHD at age 18. Is it really rare for someone my age to have all those problems?
R/O OSA: OSA INCREASES BP and risk of MI/CVA SX: Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a child's sleep apnea caused developmental delays, the problem was solved with a t&a, how long would it take for them to catch up?
Hard to say: To the extent that a child is unrested, lack of attention may cause them to fall behind their peer group in many areas of development. Improvement in their sleep quality may allow for catch-up progress over time, but this is hard to predict.If the child had other ongoing issues, or the sleep apnea was bad enough to produce some impairment, a return to normal may be difficult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CPAP mask: Greetings. No one starting CPAP therapy is excited about this because it is a foreign body, presence and technology to acclimate to. I recommend that you work with your supplier. It is their job to provide you with a comfortable mask that may need strap adjustments and padding to avoid pressure spots. After you are happy, commit to sleeping with the CPAP every time you sleep. Even with naps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could having sleep apnea for so many years be the cause in having breathing problems when i exercise?
How do I know if I have sleep apnea?! I have sinus problems and they've been closed and Everytime i fall asleep I wake up gasping
Sleep study: Ask your PCP to order a sleep study or be referred to a sleep specialist in order to get evaluated. In this type of test you are observed and monitored overnight in a special facility where your sleep pattern is studied. They can tell if you are suffering of sleep apnea keeping track of your oxygen levels and other parameters while you sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My fiance sleeps a lot! had sleep test, no sleep apnea. Takes anti depresent meds and iron pills for animia. What could b the problem?
I have a sleep problem when im about to sleep I immediately wake up its like sleep apnea but it doesn't cuz I dont snore and im able to breath.
I've had sleep study twice, mild sleep apnea. Am 18 years old, what underlying problem could i have? Does it surprise a teens on cpap? Not overweight!
Depends...: If you're 18 and not overweight, obstructive sleep apnea in your case may have numerous possible causes. You should see an ENT doctor for a thorough evaluation of your upper airway anatomy to identify your possible areas of obstruction (e.g. Base of tongue, tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum, dentition, jaw position). Everyone is different so you should get checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I have so many problems? I have low t, sleep apnea, chronic anxiety, weird sensations I am only 18 and life is bad. No muscle because of low t?
Low T Common in sleep apnea: Sleep apnea can occur at any age. Anyone with sleep apnea is at a considerably greater risk of developing low testosterone. Anxiety is extremely common. I don't know what type you have but anxiety itself can be caused by sleep apnea if it's untreated. 20% of people with depression for example have sleep apnea and it's been estimated that about 10% of children with adhd also have sleep apnea. Certain conditions in medicine simply cluster together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 36. What can I do about my sleep apnea? I have severe sleep apnea and tried to wear cpap machine, but couldn't sleep with the masks.I tried a lot of different ones. I'm over wieght and stay tired a lot. Can i get surgery?
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