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What supplements can help treat sleep apnea?

What supplements can help treat sleep apnea?

No supplements: To date, that is no medicinal treatment for sleep apnea. The treatment is something called continuous positive pressure(cpap). ...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 are some ways to help cure or improve sleep apnea?

What are some ways to help cure or improve sleep apnea?

See physician: You need to have a sleep study to determine how severe of a problem you have. Severity determines treatment. For mild to moderate sleep apnea an oral appliance is now the recommended treatment. Sleeping on ones side does help with very mild cases. For severe cases, surgery or a CPAP are the usual treatments. ...Read more

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Will medications that treat anxiety help my sleep apnea?

Will medications that treat anxiety help my sleep apnea?

None: There are no fda approved medicines for the treatment of sleep apnea. If you have apnea, the first line treatment is cpap. It is a serious medical problem that should be treated... ...Read more

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What medicines can treat sleep apnea, PLMD, fibromyalgia, and CFS?

What medicines can treat sleep apnea, PLMD, fibromyalgia, and CFS?

Too confusing.: You named four different issues that have four different causes and four different methods of treatment. I think an actual diagnosis is in order before we entertain any discussion of treatment. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help fix, cure or just improve sleep apnea?

What are some ways to help fix, cure or just improve sleep apnea?

Several: Weight loss or just avoiding sleeping on the back can improve sleep apnea. There are several medical treatments for sleep apnea (cpap, dental devices, surgery). If you have sleep apnea you should have it evaluated since untreated sleep apnea can cause not only daytime symptoms (sleepiness, fatigue), but can also lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. ...Read more

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How can you treat sleep deprivation?

How can you treat sleep deprivation?

Sleep: Rather than trying to do work arounds - would dedicate solid periods of time to sleep. ...Read more

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What are some ways for me to diagnose sleep apnea?

You really can't: You can't self diagnose sa because you sleep through it. It is usally the bed partner who gets clues of hearing gasping, choking, or moments of no breathing. The sleeper has no knowledge of the event! some who do suffer from sa have excess daytime sleepiness, doze off while watching tv etc. If you are suspicious that you might have it, get a sleep study done. It is painless and very easy. ...Read more

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What supplements can help treat bipolar disorder?

What supplements can help treat bipolar disorder?

Fish oil: Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to have some mood stabilizing properties. Fish, flax and others contain this. Two to four grams per day is the suggested dose, which is about 3000 mgs per day. With food is best. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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How can I treat obstructive sleep apnea?

How can I treat obstructive sleep apnea?

CPAP: The treatment involves sleeping with a pressurized mask called cpap. In sleep apnea, excessive soft tissue in the throat, can relax during deep sleep, this blocks the airway and drops oxygen levels , disrupting sleep and causing other problems. A mask hooked to a machine that applies a low level of air pressure keeps the airway open. Many with osa are overweight and weight loss also helps much. ...Read more

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Trouble sleeping! help what can I do besides sleep medicine?

Trouble sleeping! help what can I do besides sleep medicine?

Good sleep hygiene: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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Can you tell me treatments for restless legs syndrome, insomnia and sleep apnea?

Can you tell me treatments for restless legs syndrome, insomnia and sleep apnea?

CPAP: CPAP will help with sleep apnea. That will usually help with restless legs too. If not, there are pills for that. If insomnia persists, check with an insomnia clinic for a detailed therapy plan. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are natural cures for sleep apnea?

Need expert help here. What are natural cures for sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: OSA home remedies: lose excess weight, exercise routinely, avoid alcohol and certain medications, keep your nose breathing and quit smoking. Get your home sleep study once a year to check your progress. Good luck. ...Read more

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What herbs help sleep disorders?

What herbs help  sleep disorders?

Herbs: Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy
Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ((Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis), St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) & are herbs which can aid with sleep. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter drugs can help you sleep?

What over-the-counter drugs can help you sleep?

Melatonin: Melatonin taken two hours before the desired sleeptime can work extremely well for insomnia with no risk of weight gain and little risk of hangover the next day. ...Read more

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What can going to a sleep specialist doctor do for sleep onset insomnia problems?

What can going to a sleep specialist doctor do for sleep onset insomnia problems?

The science of sleep: study has come a long way in the last 10 years, so the list of helpful techniques has grown. We know that turning off sources of bright light (cell phones, computers, laptops) about an hour before bed makes a difference in some. We know about the effect of exercise, herbs (melatonin, valerian root, etc.), sex, hot showers, and lots of other common behaviors have on sleep onset. Ask a pro... ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural remedies for excessive daytime sleepiness or narcolepsy?

Can you tell me natural remedies for excessive daytime sleepiness or narcolepsy?

Need information: There are no proven natural remedies for what you state above. Rather, with limited information above you may have poor sleep hygiene (sleeping early and getting 8 hours total) or even sleep apnea, where you unintentionally stop breathing periodically during your sleep, resulting in poor sleep quality. The danger in excessive daytime sleepiness is car accidents, so please see your physician ASAP. ...Read more

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How can I cure sleep disorders and how to massage to take better sleep.?

How can I cure sleep disorders and how to massage to take better sleep.?

No easy answer : Sleep is the symptom not the cause what is the cause sleep disorder is the biggest crises after obesity what is not letting u sleep so u need to ask your self r u in bed by 9 r u following sleep hygeine rules r u watching tv with all bad news is your brain rested enough or going 110 miles is the temp good is the bed comfortable is your body comfortable did u take a great bath or shower r no fight. ...Read more

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Sleep helps depression. Therefore, what are some tips to sleep better. Are there natural things that help you sleep?

Sleep helps depression. Therefore, what are some tips to sleep better. Are there natural things that help you sleep?

Sleep Hygiene is Key: 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, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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How can a dentist diagnose and treat sleep apnea ?

Can treat : Sleep apnea needs to be diagnosed by a sleep specialist with an overnight sleep study. Once the diagnosis has been made a dentist can treat sleep apnea if it been perscribed. ...Read more

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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. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more