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Sleep Position Health
Yes: In around 30% and up to 50% of the time sleep apnea and snoring improves when the person is not on his/her back. Therefore, sleeping on the side may improve the sleep quality if the person has positional sleep apnea. Pain associated with certain conditions may get better or worse with certain positions. Pain affects the quality of sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Try to avoid afternoon naps, no caffeine after 3-4 pm. Use your bed for sleep and sex only. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: People habits can interfere with sleep cycles and comfort in sleeping. People have different levels of noise tolerance, different responses to movement, and different tolerances for heat and cold. It is OK to explore whatever helps you and your partner to have a good sleep hygiene regimen to complement rather than interfere with sleeping. There are solutions for all problems. ...Read more
Practice good sleep hygiene. Sleep on a schedule, but wake up after 2-3 hours sleep. Any suggestions?
Insomnia: Some quick tips. Look up healthy sleep habits online. Create a consistent wake time and avoid naps. Go to bed only when you are tired. If you can't fall asleep within 20 mins, get out of bed until you're tired again. Avoid substances that impact sleep, like drugs and alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of ways: The impact of sleep disorders is evident in a wide range of adverse health consequences, including but not limited to hypertension, cadiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders such a diabetes, gastric disorders such as gerd, respiratory disorders such as asthma, emotional and psychological disorders, and even sudden death. There is a much higher rate of motor vehicle accidents as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Home sleep study said moderate sleep apnea w/severe oxygen saturation <70 & in-clinic study said no sleep apnea & perfect oxygen levels. Which right?
My reaction: Advise you to sit down with your doctor and go over both studies in full detail, as one of these is clearly WRONG. Although I would favor a clinic outcome due to presence of skilled personnel, I cannot clarify the outcomes from this perspective. Good luck with this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: A stuffy room may affect your sleep quality but not likely your muscle mass in any significant way. If you are asking because you have experienced a loss of muscle mass, weakness, fatigue or any other specific symptoms, then you should consult your Dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevents deep sleep: Apnea causes an arousal in the brain that either 1) wakes you up or 2) lightens the stage of sleep you are in. Sleep is like walking down the stairs... It's a stepwise approach to deeper sleep. The more severe your apnea, the more you "go back up the stairs" to lighter sleep... Continued interruption may prevent you from "getting all the way down the stairs.". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes. : Grinding your teeth will cause permanent damage to your teeth and can result in tooth fracture and damage to your jaw joint, or tmj. See your dentist who can make a custom fitted night guard which is comfortable to wear and will prevent damage to your teeth. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers