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What are normal breathing sounds for 92 yo? All night long has gasps, lapses, loud breaths, not typical snoring. Never noisy before. Sleep apnea?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Could be sleep apnea

But you need to see a doctor. The internet is a great place to answer some questions like "what is "sleep apnea?" or "what is cheyne-stokes breathing?" the internet not a good place to get a diagnosis.
That requires obtaining a complete history, a hands-on physical exam, maybe a sleep study or echocardiogram, etc., use the internet to get the questions to bring to your doctor, not the answers.

In brief: Could be sleep apnea

But you need to see a doctor. The internet is a great place to answer some questions like "what is "sleep apnea?" or "what is cheyne-stokes breathing?" the internet not a good place to get a diagnosis.
That requires obtaining a complete history, a hands-on physical exam, maybe a sleep study or echocardiogram, etc., use the internet to get the questions to bring to your doctor, not the answers.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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In brief: Sounds like it

Your description sure sounds like a sleep apnea problem. You need to see your doctor asap and hopefully get referred for a sleep study so treatment can be initiated.
Don't hesitate.

In brief: Sounds like it

Your description sure sounds like a sleep apnea problem. You need to see your doctor asap and hopefully get referred for a sleep study so treatment can be initiated.
Don't hesitate.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry
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In brief: Not normal

These are typical signs of sleep apnea, a condition which involve periods of ten seconds or more without breathing (apnea) and periods of time with shallow breathing and a significant decrease in blood oxygen levels (hypopnia).
This condition can be diagnosed by a sleep specialist with either an overnight at home sleep test or at a sleep clinic.

In brief: Not normal

These are typical signs of sleep apnea, a condition which involve periods of ten seconds or more without breathing (apnea) and periods of time with shallow breathing and a significant decrease in blood oxygen levels (hypopnia).
This condition can be diagnosed by a sleep specialist with either an overnight at home sleep test or at a sleep clinic.
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dr. Sal Aragona
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