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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Sleep Sounds (Overview)

Music or sleep sounds may significantly increase the amount of reported sleep. Sleep sounds are available on apps or as CDs. Harvey Karp's Super Soothing Sleep Sounds is reported to increase sleep by 1 to 3 hours per night. For more information, see: http://www.happiestbaby.com/super-soothing-sleep-sounds-cd-2/.


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What is sleep apnea like?

What is sleep apnea like?

Apnea = Suffocation: Like being underwater; unable to breathe. When the co2 in blood gets too high, you blast to surface for a big gasp of air. Osa occurs when airway is blocked during sleep, muscles flaccid/paralyzed. When co2 is too high, brain enters crisis mode, lightens the level of sleep to permit active muscle control and permit a big gasp to replenish o2, then back to deep sleep to do it again. Get osa treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
6 doctors shared insights

Sleep Sounds (Overview)

Music or sleep sounds may significantly increase the amount of reported sleep. Sleep sounds are available on apps or as CDs. Harvey Karp's Super Soothing Sleep Sounds is reported to increase sleep by 1 to 3 hours per night. For more information, see: http://www.happiestbaby.com/super-soothing-sleep-sounds-cd-2/.


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Alcohol is causing sleep disruption - could it be sleep apnea?

Alcohol is causing sleep disruption - could it be sleep apnea?

Perhaps: Sleep apnea is a significant problem for many people; it often goes. A great place to start is an examination by an ear, nose, & throat doc and a sleep study. Sleep apnea, a serious and potentially life threatening condition, should be ruled out or diagnosed through a sleep a study. In the meantime fewer cocktails may help improve the quality of your sleep while you check for apnea. ...Read more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to bed at the same time every day
Once
Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
Daily
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Could loud snoring just be anxiety while sleeping?

Could loud snoring just be anxiety while sleeping?

Typical causes are..: Snoring is serious and should be evaluated by a physician. Various typical reasons could be: decreased airway space, enlarged tongue, uvula and/or tonsils. Plus many other causes. Possibly an at home or facility sleep study needs to be performed to evaluate more thoroughly and determine if obstructive sleep apnea is present. ...Read more

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What is sleep apnea?

What is sleep apnea?

Closed airway: Sleep apnea is the closure of the airway or significant narrowing of the airway during sleep. Risk factors include being male, being overweight, having a large neck, being a snorer and having daytime sleepiness. Sleep apnea increases your risk of stroke, heart attack and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Living with Sleep Apnea (Checklist)

Use your CPAP regularly
Once
Get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly
daily
Don't drink alcohol
Once
Never drive sleepy
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What is sleep apnea?

What is sleep apnea?

Not breathing: Apnea is breath-holding, or not breathing. Some people have periods of time they don't breath while they are asleep. Sometimes it is related to body weight, other times it is neurological. Treatment usually involves weight loss, mouthguards to reposition the mouth, or even cpap. If not treated, this can lead to lung/heart problems, chronic fatigue, weight gain, and high blood pressure. ...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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Sleep disorders, sleep enough hours but not getting rest from sleep?

Sleep disorders, sleep enough hours but not getting rest from sleep?

Some problem: By definition if you are sleeping enough hours 7-8 and not feeling refreshed or tired there is a problem. It could very possibly be a sleep disorder but other things could be the problem as well. You need to have a detailed discussion with your doctor and possibly a work up for other causes and maybe a work up for a sleep disorder. ...Read more

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Insomnia, frequent waking, very heavy snoring, unrefreshing sleep, fatigue every day. Sleep study confirms no sleep apnea present. What could it be?

Insomnia, frequent waking, very heavy snoring, unrefreshing sleep, fatigue every day. Sleep study confirms no sleep apnea present. What could it be?

You may suffer from: Upper airway resistance syndrom, most of the time this diagnosis is missed by sleep studies. Have them compare your rdi to ahi if it is almost double, you have issue, even though your ahi is very low and your oxygen saturation is above 90%. ...Read more

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I experience a lot of sleep paralysis. Could this be linked to sleep apnea?

I experience a lot of sleep paralysis. Could this be linked to sleep apnea?

Sleep Paralysis: Sleep paralysis usually occurs in rem sleep where the muscles are paralyzed sleep apnea is typically worse in rem sleep due to loss of muscle tone which can wake you up in rem sleep and you may find yourself paralyzed, you can get out of this paralyzed state by blinking your eye muscles which will break rem sleep also a sleep study with mslt will rule out narcolepsy. ...Read more

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I keep on having sleep paralysis. Should i see a sleep specialist? What causes sleep paralysis?

I keep on having sleep paralysis.  Should i see a sleep specialist? What causes sleep paralysis?

Maybe narcolepsy: True sleep paralysis is commonly encountered in narcolepsy, and can be successfully treated. So, yes, see a sleep specialist and get this diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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What are normal breathing sounds for 92 yo? All night long has gasps, lapses, loud breaths, not typical snoring. Never noisy before. Sleep apnea?

What are normal breathing sounds for 92 yo? All night long has gasps, lapses, loud breaths, not typical snoring. Never noisy before. Sleep apnea?

Could be sleep apnea: But you need to see a doctor. The internet is a great place to answer some questions like "what is "sleep apnea?" or "what is cheyne-stokes breathing?" the internet not a good place to get a diagnosis. That requires obtaining a complete history, a hands-on physical exam, maybe a sleep study or echocardiogram, etc., use the internet to get the questions to bring to your doctor, not the answers. ...Read more

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Is obstructive sleep apnea painful?

No: Sleep apnea can cause headaches, dry mouth, mood and personality changes, excessive sleepiness. It is not a painful condition. ...Read more

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Which is worse: obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea?

Which is worse: obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea?

Both: Both are serious conditions, manageable with treatment, and serious if neglected. The severity varies in every particular case, the classification is not intended to determine which one is milder, they just have different ways to treat them. In general, treatment compliance is an important factor that affects treatment outcomes of both. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is obstructive sleep apnea?

Could you explain what is obstructive sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: is a condition of cessation of breathing during sleep that lasts for 10 seconds or longer. It may affect between 1% and 10% of the population, tends to occur between the ages of 40 and 60, and affects more males than females. ...Read more

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Have ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?

Have ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?

Consider Nuvigil: For patients with ongoing sleepiness in spirited of cpap, Nuvigil is usually the next recorded treatment. It only occasionally raises blood pressure, but you should have it checked if you start on it. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Constant fatigue for 8-10 yrs, never wake feeling rested regardless of #hrs of sleep, alcohol, or caffeine; go to sleep fast, stay asleep, hard sleeper, dream a lot every night, normal sleep study '08?

See a sleep dr: What does a 'normal' sleep study mean. To some that means 'no apnea' which is not the only finding to be gained. What was the quality like, what were the latencies of sleep and rem and were there parasomnia. Sometimes it is not a problem that can be identified based on a sleep study. ...Read more

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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