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Sleep Apnea Nasal Congestion
Is sleep apnea caused by not getting enough oxygen through my nose or is the problem sourced in my neck? I have chronic nasal congestion.
Not your nose: People with complete nasal blockade will simply begin to breathe through their mouth while asleep. This is not sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is closure of the airway due to obstruction of tissue in the back of the throat (posterior pharynx) and it requires surgery or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to open it. ...Read more
Many people think that a nose gets congested (stuffy) from too much thick mucus. However, in most cases, the nose becomes congested when the tissues lining it become swollen. The swelling is due to inflamed blood vessels. Newborn infants must breathe through the nose. Nasal congestion in an infant's first few months of life can interfere with nursing, and in rare cases can cause serious breathing problems. Nasal congestion in older children and adolescents is usually just an annoyance, but it can cause other difficulties. A stuffy nose is usually caused by ...Read more
What causes my dry mouth sometimes when asleep even when there is no nasal congestion during the day? I do not have sleep apnea.
Can nasal congestion cause temporary sleep apena? Waking up gasping for air when nose is congested. Husband says i don't snore.
Yes: Apnea technically is the cessation of breathing, usually caused by blockage of the airways in the throat or from the brain not sending signals to breathe. The nasal passages being congested usually causes people to sound like they are gasping, because they are forced to breathe through their mouths, not technically causing apnea, but close. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7mos baby has colds and nasal congestion making her difficult to sleep at night. What should I do?
As above: Have her see a pediatrician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
The past two nights i've woken up in the middle of the night very hot and with nasal congestion.Go back to sleep and feel fine.What could this be?
I suffer from chronic nasal congestion with no relief from common medicatioins, it interferes with my sleep, what can I do?
PCP : Time to visit a doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
20 weeks preg. No sleep x 6 nights, severe nasal congestion. Is sudafed (pseudophedrine) best OTC choice? Safe? Better than sudafed pe (phenylephrine)?
See bellow: For allergic disorders in pregnancy: category a • doxylamine category b • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)-3rd trimester, Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine), cyproheptadine, gastrocrom (cromolyn sodium), singulair (montelukast), xyzal (levocetirizine), zyrtec (cetirizine hcl). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause lump feeling when i swallow (right side only) & periodic nasal congestion same side (sleeping & sometimes day)? Endoscopy was normal
Day 4/10 abx, can't sleep last few days nasal congestion and cough.What should I do?Need to go back to doctor?Uti feels better, but my pneumonia is same!
It takes a while: For pneumonia symptoms to get better. I would not expect a great improvement on day 4 of antibiotics. Are you sleeping with a cool mist humidifier? Guiafenesin with dextromorphan will help the cough as will honey in water with lemon juice. If not improving any after 7 days go back to dr. ...Read more
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