Can you cure sleep apnea without a breathing machine?

Cure? No. . Unless you are morbidly obese, and lose a lot of weight, you can't cure sa. You can manage it though. CPAP works very well, but can be hard to get used to. Keep trying, try different masks, and tallk to your md. If you just can't tolerate it, have a dentist who is trained in sa to make an oral appliance to improve your airflow. Another option is surgery.
Sleep Appliance. Mild to moderate sleep apnea can be treated with a sleep appliance made by a dentist.

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I have a breathing machine and use it at night for sleep apnea. Does using it cause emphysema?

No. Emphysema is a chronic condition (doesnt happen overnight or a couple of months) of the lung that is rare in people your age. Also the CPAP machine helps prevent long term pulmonary problems and is very rare that it can cause them. If you are having unexplained lung problems, its time to be seen by a physician. Your primary is good start or even a pulmonologist. Read more...

Is it safe to use my father's old cpap breathing machine for sleep apnea?

Get a diagnosis. First you need an md to make a diagnosis and to determine the pressure. Using the machine would be ok, but certainly purchase a new mask and hoses. It should be a current design, and one the md is familiar with. It bears repeating that osa is a serious condition and requires professional diagnosis, management and monitoring. Do not try to manage this on your own! a most dangerous condition! Read more...
I wouldn't. Assuming you have had a sleep study yourself, and a CPAP has been recommended for you, and you have had the old machine cleaned and adjusted to fit your specific pressure needs, and you have new tubing, and filters changed, etc., etc., then ok, i guess. But why? The newer machines are much better...Quiter, more sophisiticed, auto adjusting, and record important data too. Go for a new one. Read more...
No. I would recommend against given: 1. Contamination - who knows how old or unused it has been which can lead to mold buildup. I would make sure that it was properly cleaned and disinfected. 2. His pressure settings may not be what you require. The best way to determine this would be with a CPAP titration to determine how settings should be adjusted for you specifically. Read more...

Hello and thanks. I have been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea...I stop breathing 47 times a night. Is there any other cure other than a cpap machine?

Treat causes: With osa, weight loss, exercise, and certain surgical procedures can often times be quite effective (uppp, somnoplasty, septoplasty) reducing the severity of your sleep apnea. In mild to moderate cases, a custom oral appliance can be fabricated for you in lieu of cpap. You have indicated though that you have been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, so CPAP is definitely the gold standard. Read more...
Yes. There are multiple surgeries and dental intraoral appliances. You need to arrange an overnight sleep study to ascertain where you physical problem is and then the md can treat that particular area. Read more...
Oral Appliance . An alternative to CPAP is an oral appliance for those that can't or won't wear the cpap. Not all dentists are trained in this, so seek a dentist with experience. Read more...

Is a magnetic mattress compatible with a breathing machine for apnea?

Don't see why not. I can't imagine the magnetic aspect of your mattress would interfere with the operation of your CPAP machine. Shouldn't be a problem. Read more...
Should be no issues. The mask and tubing are non magnetic and these mattresses are low in their magnetic field strength also. Read more...