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What Can You Do If You Have Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea has two causes. It may be 'central' or 'obstructive'. Central apnea occurs as a disorder in the way the brain controls breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is much more common and involves an anatomical blockage of the airway. Usually, the tongue blocks the airway, preventing the passage of air between the a sleep study is needed to diagnose particular ...Read more
Dont lay in bed!: Whatever it is, dont lay in bed for more than 15-20 minutes. You dont want to associate the frustration of not being able to get to sleep with the bed and bedroom. This unconscious association is what makes normal insomnia into chronic insomnia. So get up and leave your bedroom. Try a snack, relaxation exercises, and even exercise 5-6 hours before you want to sleep. ...Read more
Can your doctor say to you definitely you do not have sleep apnea but you went to a sleep study specialist he told you do have osa?
R/O OSA: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night study and CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You don't sleep.: Some people have sleep onset insomnia (they can't fall asleep). Some have sleep maintenance insomnia (they fall asleep, but can't stay asleep), and some have a combination of both. If you're not sure if you're awake at night, then you're probably sleeping and don't have insomnia. If you are not getting adequate rest when sleeping, you might have obstructive sleep apnea or some other problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ensure that you are: Using good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading or warm bath. ...Read more
See a doctor now: Peritonsillar abscess occurs when an tonsil infection gets out of control, and causes a pocket of pus between the tonsil and the muscle. It generally requires drainage by an ENT specialist, appropriate antibiotics, and sometimes steroids. The symptoms are pain and swelling one side of throat, difficulty swallowing, pain on opening the mouth, and a tender lymph node on the worse side. ...Read more
Have an evaluation: If this is a concern, start with an evaluation with your doctor to determine if there are medical conditions interfering with your ability to focus and attend. If nothing is evident, see a neuropsychologist for testing. If you have ADHD, it is a treatable condition that can interfere with future education and work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DOCTOR: There are many serious problems that result in breathing problems. I would strongly recommend that you see a physician for an evaluation so that a proper diagnosis and treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
A sleep disorder: Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It is believed a result of disrupted rem sleep. While terrifying, it does not pose any serious health risk. A referral to a sleep neurologist may be helpful to evaluate for other sleep disorders like narcolepsy or circadian rhythm sleep disorders but improving sleep hygiene and addressing stress is most effective. ...Read more
This is the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. Most apnea is obstructive being caused by collapse or obstruction of the airway leading to lack of air flow. However, it can be a central process, where the respiratory center of the brain fails to signal the respiratory respiratory system to initiate a breath. Lastly, some apnea is mixed central ...Read more
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