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What can you do if you have sleep apnea?

What can you do if you have sleep apnea?

CPAP: First line treatment of apnea is cpap. Weight loss is important. A mouth guard may help and there are surgical options. ...Read more

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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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If you have sleep apnea, should you take dilaudid?

If you have sleep apnea, should you take dilaudid?

No: In general narcotics or any sedating medications will worsen sleep apnea as it suppresses breathing. Unless you're in a controlled and monitored setting like the hospital, I would not recommend it. ...Read more

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What clinic do you go to if you have sleep apnea?

What clinic do you go to if you have sleep apnea?

Sleep lab: To diagnose sleep apnea you need to undergo a sleep study, usually in a sleep lab. Look for a board certified sleep specialist, typically a pulmonologist, neurologist, or ENT physician. ...Read more

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Can the drug versed be fatal if you have sleep apnea?

Can the drug versed be fatal if you have sleep apnea?

Shouldn't be: Any drug can be fatal in rare situations, but versed can be used quite safely, even if you have sleep apnea. Be sure your surgeon and anesthesiologist know of your apnea condition so you can be properly, and safely managed. ...Read more

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Is there a reason to do a sleep study other than to determine if you have sleep apnea or rls? Thank you.

Is there a reason to do a sleep study other than to determine if you have sleep apnea or rls? Thank you.

Yes: When i construct dental mouthpieces for snoring and sleep apnea, i will not make one unless the patient has an up-to-date sleep study. Often, i see patients who cannot or won't tolerate the CPAP machine (which is the gold standard.) but i will not make the mouthpiece as an alternative unless their sleep study is fairly recent. ...Read more

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I heard that if you have sleep apnea you will more than likely have a seizure? Or a stroke if not treated I have had several seizures and one stroke.

I heard that if you have sleep apnea you will more than likely have a seizure? Or a stroke if not treated I have had several seizures and one stroke.

Treat sleep apnea: The standard therapy involves a C-PAP unit, but some custom dental splints work in many. Yes, sleep apnea does provide a risk, and needs focused intervention. But also, you should be taking anti-epileptic meds, and stroke preventatives. See a neurologist and address all of this ...Read more

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If you have sleep apnea is ativan or klonopin (clonazepam) a better choice for sleep..Right now i take klonopin (clonazepam)....Thoughts on trazadone for sleep..

If you have sleep apnea is ativan or klonopin (clonazepam) a better choice for sleep..Right now i take klonopin (clonazepam)....Thoughts on trazadone for sleep..

Insomnia: And apnea are classified in the category of dyssomnias. These are sleep disorders associated with excessive sleepiness as a result of difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. Treatment for apnea is cpap. Ativan and Klonopin (clonazepam) are the same group (benzos) and equally effective for short term treatment for insomnia. Trazodone is often used for sleep, but can not be effective without depression. ...Read more

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Can you have sleep apnea only in certain sleep positions?

Sleep apnea: Hello. Yes, you could have positional sleep apnea that may only need measures to assure avoiding sleep in certain positions. Review these options with your sleep specialist ...Read more

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Help please! is exercising advisable when you have sleep apnea?

Absolutely: Another benefit to exercise is that it can help get you to sleep faster and perhaps deeper. However, without a CPAP or an oral appliance to help with the sleep apnea, you likely won't adequately recover from the exercise. There is no substitute for an open airway. ...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