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What is the first treatment for sleep apnea?

What is the first treatment for sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: Several possibilities: losing weight. See an ear nose & throat specialist to evaluate your tonsils, adenoids and sinus wear a CPAP or a custom made dental device that holds your jaw forward while you sleep thereby increasing the airway. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Definition)

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


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What is the best treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

What is the best treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

Mechanical: The treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is done only after a formal evaluation by a doctor, preferably a lung specialist. The most frequent treatment is a mechanical breathing apparatus known as CPAP - worn at night. The treatment also usually involves weight loss, avoidance of alcohol and generally keeping oneself healthy by exercising. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

What is the treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

Various: The gold standard for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea is nasal cpap, or continuous positive airway pressure. However, this is sometimes poorly tolerated. Some case of sleep apnea are treated with oral appliances to advance the mandible and open the airway. Some patients are good candidates for surgical correction to move the jaws forward to open the airway. Treatment depends on many factors. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a sleep disorder?

What is the best treatment for a sleep disorder?

Best tx for sleep: The best treatment for a sleep disorder starts with a visit with a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders. They may refer you back to your primary care if some other medical condition is suspect, but they will be able to accurately assess your symptoms and history and make recommendations evidence based on your condition. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypersomnia?

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What is the treatment for hypersomnia?

Hypersomnia Tx: Depends on the cause. Treating the cause normally improves sleep. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for night seizures?

What is the treatment for night seizures?

Treatment for nig-SZ: Once the type of sz is identified, there are classes of meds specifically made for different types of sz. Some meds are for a lot of different types, some are more specific. Frequently, many meds are combined to control seizures. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sleep paralysis (demons)?

What is the best treatment for sleep paralysis (demons)?

Sleep Paralysis: It happens in rem sleep to everyone usually but when you wake up paralyzed it can be scary and panicky, simply blink your eyes and you will snap out of it also get a sleep study with mslt and rule out apnea and narcolepsy. ...Read more

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What is the best surgery option for sleep apnea?

What is the best surgery option for sleep apnea?

MMA: Typically surgical treatment should be the last option. An oral appliance or CPAP is usually the best option. The mma - maxillary (upper) jaw and mandibular (lower) jaw advancement is often the best surgical option. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for insomnia?

What is the treatment for insomnia?

Many options: Short term meds, proper sleep hygiene, cognitive behavioral therapy, sleep restriction and stimulus control therapies, etc. A sleep specialist could help you sort through the options. ...Read more

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Is cpap the only treatment for sleep apnea?

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Is cpap the only treatment for sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: Impossible to answer withou complete history.Your diagnosis should be based on a sleep study by your md. Cpap, bipap, etc are gold standards, but weigh loss helps, altered medication can help-check with md.If you can't use cpap, an oral appliance like the tap may help.You need to see a dentist that specializes in sleep apnea.Often oral medicine will and dentists in sleep academy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea?

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What is the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Ap: Most common type of sleep apnea, where there is obstruction of upper airways, leading to repetitive pauses of breathing during sleep, lasting 20-40 seconds each. Treatment is CPAP & Oral appliances & if all fail, surgery. ...Read more

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What is treatment for sleep apnea ?

What is treatment for sleep apnea ?

Adequate airway: It depends on the level of sleep apnea diagnosed. Since 2006, the american academy of sleep medicine parameters for treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea is titrated oral appliances. In severe level sleep apnea, CPAP devise is indicated. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for snoring?

What is the best treatment for snoring?

Snoring remedies: Avoid sleeping on your back ( sew a tennis ball into a pocket on the back of a t-shirt) lose weight see and ENT to be sure there aren't any nasal obstructions take medication for allergies use breathe rite strips have a dentist custom make an oral appliance. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for night emissions?

What is the best treatment for night emissions?

No Rx required: If you don't have a partner and aren't bringing about your own ejaculations on your own during the day, this is going to happen to you. There's nothing unhealthy about it, and in fact it lets your know that you've got the healthy body that a grown man should have. Talk with some other grown men about this side of your life -- maybe even dad. ...Read more

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Sleep disturbances in adults, what is the treatment for it?

Sleep disturbances in adults, what is the  treatment for it?

Depends: There are so many possible causes of sleep disturbances it is not possible to name one treatment without knowing the patient. Better sleep hygiene, medication and/or psychotherapy are possible treatments. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping pill for chronic insomnia?

What is the best sleeping pill for chronic insomnia?

No pill Sleep Hygein: Finding what is causing is, sleep crisis is the no 1 crises leading to all the core problems it not not a disease , it is a system, body is programmed by the master programmer, and it has many alert sytem sytem s before it fails, so sleep isalso an alert sytem so it an a symptom, that your brain is telling u please go and research it read it go to a good doctor who has time for u and who listens , . ...Read more

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What is the best solution for sleep apnea besides that machine?

What is the best solution for sleep apnea besides that machine?

Some helpful hints: There are things that can be done to help lessen symptoms and depending on severity, may eliminate them. Weight loss, avoidance of sedating chemicals or medications, avoiding supine sleep can help. There is an oral device that a dentist can make and some medical therapies from an ENT that can help. Pap therapy is still the gold standard treatment and splints the airways open. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for obstructive sleep apnea?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for obstructive sleep apnea?

CPAP of OSA: Without a doubt, the best (and fastest) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea is CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hypoxemia?

What is the best treatment for hypoxemia?

Underlying dz: Treatment is directed to the underlying conditions . With CHF diuretics are given. If the pts has COPD then oxygen and nebulized breathing treatments are used ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

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


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