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Can a 2.5 year old have sleep apnea WITHOUT snoring? Or do they go hand in hand? He has up to 30 sec pauses in breathing but no snoring.

Can a 2.5 year old have sleep apnea WITHOUT snoring? Or do they go hand in hand? He has up to 30 sec pauses in breathing but no snoring.

Suggest: Sleep apnea usually occurs in adults in middle age and would be unusual in a toddler, but the description of apnea concerns me, and might be associated with seizure activity or even lung or cardiac issues. Regardless of etiology, have a pediatrician exam your child, as this needs help. ...Read more

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 snoring always related to sleep apnea?

Is snoring always related to sleep apnea?

Good Question!: No, not always. However, those who snore loudly should be screened for sleep apnea with a detailed history and possibly a sleep study. Those who snore without sleep apnea do report that their sleep is better after treatment because their bed partner no longer has to kick, punch, pinch, etc while they are sleeping and everyone is happier after treatment :). ...Read more

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How do I know if my snoring is caused by sleep apnea or not?

How do I know if my snoring is caused by sleep apnea or not?

Sleep study: The only sure way to know is to get a sleep study. Clinical data has proven time and time again that self reported symptoms and even a clinical exam by a doctor do not accurately predict apnea in a snoring patient... Get a sleep study. ...Read more

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If I wake myself up from snoring does that mean I have sleep apnea?

If I wake myself up from snoring does that mean I have sleep apnea?

Possibly: Snoring is a warning sign that sleep apnea may be present. Other complaints include awakening gasping/choking for air, dry mouth/sore throat, urinating multiple times at nights, morning headaches, unrefreshing sleep, cognative impairment and excessive daytime somnolence. Talk to your doctor about any of these symptoms. A sleep study would have to be done to confirmt he diagnosis. ...Read more

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Am a snorer. Does it mean I have sleep apnea . Can snoring be cured?

Am a snorer. Does it mean I have sleep apnea . Can snoring be cured?

Maybe not : Most snorers do not have sleep apnea - they just make noise . Restless snorers who make noise, wake up feeling tired, toss and turn in their sleep, and who have pauses of breathing during snoring have sleep apnea or the more common upper airway resistance syndrome. Have someone watch you sleep. Do y ou have a stuffy nose? Have you gained weight? Go see your doctor or an ENT to find out what's next. ...Read more

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What to do if I have the pillar procedure for snoring or sleep apnea?

What to do if I have the pillar procedure for snoring or sleep apnea?

Pillar: Hello, the pillar procedure can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. I usually recommend soft food, pain meds as needed after the procedure has been performed. Typical recover is 1-2 weeks of mild discomfort. ...Read more

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I want to end snoring. Just how can this be accomplished (no sleep apnea)?

I want to end snoring. Just how can this be accomplished (no sleep apnea)?

See below: If sleep apnea is not present, improving symptoms of snoring can be done by achieving ; maintaining an ideal body weight, avoiding caffeine, alcohol, ; nicotine can help. If you have allergic rhinitis or another cause of nasal congestion, treating it can help with snoring. Nasal strips ; sleeping 7.5 to 8 hours a night can be beneficial. If a deviated nasal septum is present, fixing it can help. ...Read more

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How can a person know if he has sleep apnea type of snoring if he lives alone?

Not just snoring: The real issue is feeling tired. If you wake up and feel you could sleep for several more hours, if you could or do nap during the day, if you fall asleep watching tv or a movie, if you fall asleep while driving ........ You may have sleep apnea. If your fatigue is an issue you should see your doctor and have them schedule you for a sleep study. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have sleep apnea? I live alone. Is snoring related to apnea?

How can I tell if I have sleep apnea? I live alone. Is snoring related to apnea?

Yes: Do you have other signs or symptoms such as, grinding your teeth, day time sleepiness, morning headaches, overweight, greater than a 15" neck, diabetes, lack of concentration, memory problems? If yes, then you should talk to your doctor. Sleep apnea is the #1 cause of hypertension. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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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