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What Can You Do If You Have Sleep Apnea
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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