Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition. It is marked by a reduction or cessation in respiration during sleep.

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Sleep Apnea

Are SIDS and apnea related?

SIDS is not the same as apnea. Many people have apnea and apnea has killed infants. Infants with apnea can be resuscitated. An apnea monitor (AKA cot monitor) can detect when a SIDS victim stops breathing � but remember, a SIDS victim is already dead when that happens.

Note: Infants with apnea usually are placed on apnea monitors for apnea, not to prevent the unpreventable. And many SIDS parents do use apnea monitors on subsequent children � this has mainly a placebo effect on the parents.

No, they are not. You can revive a baby that has apnea if it is not too late. A SIDS baby you can't revive. SIDS is undetectable and you never know when it will hit. With apnea a baby can stop breathing and start again. SIDS is totally different.

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Does Effexor XR affect sleep apnea?

Effexor XR increases serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. Serotonin makes people sleepy, and norepinephrine wakes them up. Since everybody's brain is wired differently, Effexor might make one person sleepy while waking up another person. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which a person stops breathing over and over again during the night. Because of this, the person does not get a restful sleep. As a consequence, during the day he is very sleepy. Some people with sleep apnea are so sleepy during the day that they doze off while driving their cars. Thus, sleep apnea is a potentially fatal disease. Sleep apnea can be treated with CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), a device which has a mask which is worn all night long, and keeps the person's throat open with air pressure so that the person does not stop breathing while sleeping. If a patient is taking Effexor, and it tends to make that particular patient sleepy, and the patient has sleep apnea, and the sleep apnea is not being treated, then the Effexor is potentially dangerous for that patient to take. It will make him even more sleepy during the day, and might even increase the frequency of his apneic episodes during the night. If Effexor makes the patient more alert, on the other hand, it might be beneficial. However, Effexor does not affect the mechanism that causes the person to stop breathing during the night. So it is not a treatment for sleep apnea.

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Can sleep apnea go away?

Yes, if you lose like 50 pounds, or if you have corrective surgery.

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Can sleep apnea cause A1C levels to increase?

Indirectly, this often occurs. In the case of sleep apnea, it is difficult for the individual to obtain stage 3 and 4 restful, deep delta wave sleep, due to the frequent lightening of sleep into stage 2, as a result of the multiple apneic episodes. As a result, there is usually significant daytime fatigue. The individual often compensates for the daytime lack of energy by consuming excess calories, typically in the form of processed carbohydrates (candy bars, sweets, sodas, etc.), and by doing so ends up gaining weight and becoming pre-diabetic and then overtly diabetic. In this sequence of events, hemoglobin A1C levels rise.

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Why are my feet have a Burning sensation?

-Burning feet is known as a syndrome in modern medicine, which is caused by lack of Vitamin B 12. And it seems an easily curable disease. But ayurveda has different opinions about it.

-Do you have hyperacidity- symptoms for this are- Sour belching, regurgitation, bloating of the stomach and flatulance (Occasionaly). Then it is nothing beside a compication of hypercaidity

- If you are a known diabetic, then also you can face this problem with yours soles. So please make me clear that which symptoms do you have? Then suerly i will try to describe you all.


Dr. Sharma HI Dr. Sharma. I have been suffering from the feet burning problems for last 3 months.I saw this question asked by some other person and thought why not to discuss my problem with you.Dr. Sharma, yes ,i am havingDo you have hyperacidity- symptoms for this are- Sour belching, regurgitation, bloating of the stomach and flatulance (Occasionaly). can u suggest me the remedy plz.... Regards

Brijesh pandey

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What could cause a pungent foul smell when you start a washing machine?

It could be mold and mildew. Two things to try. The first is to replace the hose cables from the faucet to the machine. These should be replaced every couple of years anyway, and if there is mold in there, the first water out of it could be pretty smelly. After that, try running a cold water cycle with bleach and a cup of vinegar. That should kill off the mold and mildew. or

Washing machine odor is caused by a buildup of detergents and fabric softeners. This slimy, odor-causing buildup is hidden inside your washer which is the perfect environment for fungus to grow in. The fungus smell from the washer makes your towels smell like mildew and can even affect people with allergies and asthma! Google "smelly washer"

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What is salmonella arizonae?

Types of salmonella bacteria can be distinguished from one another based on the different arrangement of structures on the surface of the cell - referred to as serological types or "serotypes". Examples include Salmonella Enteritidis or Salmonella Typhimurium. Often these serotypes are given names according to the place where they were first discovered, like Salmonella Saintpaul. It is possible this is how Arizonae got its name.

Salmonella arizonae is a type of Salmonella bacteria that has been associated with reptiles. There have been illnesses in people who have kept reptiles as pets.

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Can two people go to sleep and have the exact same dream?

No Two Dreams the Same
  • No.
  • What if they were conjoined twins joined at the brain? Or psychics?
  • The answer is no because even if two dreams have the same central theme, the person dreaming may not remember certain part of that dream, as most dreams and most details are forgotten upon awaking. All dreams are unique, even if it appears otherwise.


In spite of anecdotal reports of individuals experiencing "exactly" the same dream, there is no reliable evidence that such shared dreams occur, and at the present time, there is no scientific or rational method to confirm such dreams. Although two persons might describe similar dreams in great detail, dreams take place within the mind. Unlike science fiction, in reality there are no videos or scanners that can record the images seen within the mind, and so there is no way to know whether two people can dream the same dream.


Whether or not two people are twins, they can have dreams with the same theme, or with matching details. While it may be true that no two dreams are alike, they can be similar enough for us to take notice of an unusual occurrence.

AnswerThere are cases when two people's dreams are exactly the same. It is not unheard of. Especially if you have a bond with a person.
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What are the possible causes of an enlarged heart?

Enlarged heart isn't a disease, but rather a symptom of another condition. Its main cause is the stress on our body, such as pregnancy, weakening of the heart muscle, coronary artery disease, health valve problems or abnormal heart rhythms.

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What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Loud snoring
  • Gasping for air
  • Observed episodes of breathing cessation during sleep
  • Abrupt awakenings accompanied by shortness of breath
  • Dry mouth or sore throat
  • Morning headaches
  • Difficulty staying asleep

If you think you or someone you know has Sleep Apnea, you should encourage them to discuss this very serious condition with their Physician.

The symptoms of sleep apnea are loud snoring, sleepiness while driving and sleepiness or lack of energy during the day. More symptoms include morning headaches, restless sleep, disinterest in sex and insomnia.

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Does sleep apnea cause snoring?

Yes, sleep apnea cause snoring. From a light sleep to a deep sleep, the muscles in the roof of your mouth, tongue and throat relax. The tissues in your throat can relax enough and block your airway create a vibrate sound which is called snoring.

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What is Sleep Apnea?


It is when your oxygen level drops down below normal levels while you are asleep. My husband was diagnosed 5 years ago with severe sleep apnea and had his tonsils, adenoids, and some of his soft pallet removed. For him he would stop breathing for up to forty seconds while he was asleep which would cause his oxygen level to drop in the 60's. This is a serious disorder that can lead to death if not treated properly.


There are two types of sleep apnea that require diagnosis by a physician...usually a team of physicians at a sleep study clinic/center: 1. central sleep apnea (CSA) which involves the breathing center in the brain (central nervous system) and is the least common form and 2. obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) which involves an obstruction to normal breathing during sleep and is the most common form of the condition. OSA is described in "A" above.

Sleep Apnea is an obstruction to your airways when you sleep. As a result, you may stop breathing when you are asleep, which, as stated above, is a frightening thought considering that death can actually result from it. Sleep Apnea is also associated with other diseases, such as hypertension, cardiac failure, obesity, depression, COPD, just to name a few. Having a sleep study prescribed to you by your doctor is the first step in dealing with this disorder.

Answer also: Apnea literally means "no breath." An episode of sleep apnea may last anywhere from ten seconds to two or three minutes. The victim often thrashes around gasping for air and then falls asleep again, only to repeat the apnea hundreds of times per night. There are three types of apnea.

Central apnea occurs when the brain's respiratory control center doesn't give the command to breathe regularly. With obstructive sleep apnea, the upper airway at the back of the throat actually closes, blocking air movement. Mixed apnea is a combination of the two and is the most common diagnosis. The victim of any type of apnea can end up in virtually the same condition as someone who stayed up all night, every night!

Those with sleep apnea may live dangerous lives, for they can blank out while on the job or at the wheel of their automobile. They may suffer from high blood pressure, an enlarged heart, and an increased risk of stroke or heart failure. Dr. William Dement of Stanford University estimates that 38,000 Americans die each year from the cardiovascular consequences of sleep apnea.

While most common in obese men over 40 years old, sleep apnea can occur at any age, even in young children. There are several treatments-all best supervised by a medical sleep specialist. The most effective nonsurgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is the use of a device to create continuous positive airway pressure. The patient wears a mask over his nose at night, and a pressure regulator (custom-set by a physician) delivers just the amount of air needed to prevent apnea. If this does not rectify the condition, there are several surgical approaches, including using laser or radio-frequency waves to remove excess tissue from the throat. (from 2/8/04 Awake magazine article "Recognizing Sleep Disorders" on Jehovah's Witnesses official website)

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Do people with sleep apnea dream?

Yes they do. People with Sleep Apnea often have a decrease in stage REM therefore they may not dream as often. REM sleep is often considered our dream stage. It is also our restorative sleep. Just because you don't remember your dreams doesn't mean that you did not dream. If you wake during REM stage you will remember what you were just dreaming. If you do not wake during REM but wake in a different stage of sleep (example stage 3) then you probably won't remember having a dream.

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Why do you get sleep apnea?

Who really knows why we get Sleep Apnea, the better question may be...What causes Sleep Apnea? Sleep Apnea, simply occurs because your airway closes while you are trying to sleep! There are many stages of sleep that we drift in and out of. The stages that we are inclined to get our best sleep, the restorative sleep that we all need to feel good, can also cause our muscles to relax and subsequently closing our airway, causing what is called an arousal. This however is only one way this occurs...if you were to look at he throats of many people with Sleep Apnea, you would see that there throats almost seem small or closed, as opposed to some people you could see all the way down their throat, into their lungs almost! The point being that if you have a throat that is more closed than open, you may have a greater chance of having Apneas. The best way to determine why you may have Sleep Apnea is to have a Sleep Test done by a qualified professional. Not being treated for Sleep Apnea could be very serious to your good health!

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What is the treatment for hypoadrenocorticism in dogs?

Hypoadrencorticism is a metabolic disorder caused by insufficient hormones produced by the adrenal gland. There are two types of hypoadrenocorticism: glucocorticoid insufficiency and mineralocorticoid insufficiency.

A glucocorticoid insufficiency is more common and is generally treated with oral cortisol tablets for the remainder of the dog's life. The specific drug (there are several, each with slightly different potencies and side effects), the doseage amount and the frequency of administration will need to be determined by your veterinarian.

A mineralocorticoid insufficiency is less common but can be immediately life-threatening if severe enough. This is treated with oral cortisol tablets in addition to mineralocorticoid supplements and possibly electrolyte tablets as well. As with a glucocorticoid insufficiency, the specific drugs, doseage amounts and frequency of administration will need to be determined by your veterinarian.

In addition, you should have an "emergency stress dose" available for your dog in case of unexpected stress. Common examples include relatives visiting for the holidays, a stay in the kennel, a severe thunderstorm when your dog is anxious about thunder, etc. Because the glucocorticoids are involved in maintaining balance through a stress response, your dog may need additional medication during stressful moments in his life. These should be done in consultation with your veterinarian to ensure you don't overdose your dog.

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Can heart disease cause sleep apnea?

I had nine vessel CABG in 2002 and also have severe coronary artery disease. Could this have caused my moderately severe sleep apnea? I never had any problems sleeping before my surgery.

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How can you live with sleep apnea?

The most common solution to Sleep Apnea is CPAP therapy. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. This is a machine that produces pressurized air into a hose that is connected to a nasal mask, full face mask, or nasal pillows. A person will wear this mask while they sleep to open up the airway so they will breathe normally through the night. When using Cpap a person with Sleep Apnea can lead a normal, fulfilling life full of energy and without fatigue.

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Can you get a diabetic food list online?

Yes you can, obviously diabetes affects blood-sugar levels in the human body and choosing the right diet is very important for one who has diabetes. Hope this helps!

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What does C.P.A.P. therapy mean?

C.P.A.P. therapy stands for Continuous Positive AirwayPressure.

It is a flow of air, delivered by a machine, via nasal mask or a full face mask. The flow of air is used to help keep your airways open. It can be used for several reasons. Most often it is used in people who have some form of "obstruction" that occurs when asleep. Once asleep muscles in the airway relax, causing snoring or an inability to inhale. The person then struggles to take a breath in and wakes up momentarily then falls back to sleep known as sleep apnea. This causes an interruption in the regular sleep cycle that can then lead to daytime sleepiness. A sleep study can help diagnose this problem.

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What medical equipment did a fallschirmjager medic carry?

Your question has a couple different answers. The first answer would be for an EM medic assign to a FJ Infantry unit. The medic at this level would carry a cloth bag designed specifically for the FJ medic. The bag contained basically the same items a Heer medic would carry in the leather pouches issued to non-FJ troops. In addition to the cloth bag, the medic would be issued a larger canteen used by medic personnel. The next level would be for the FJ medic NCO. In addition to the cloth bag, and canteen, he would be issued a backpack containing additional bandage material, a small pouch containing medic tools, and lastly, additional drugs not issued to the EM medic.

When you move beyond these two, you are primarily asking about field medical units. These would be staffed by doctors in addition to the EM/NCOs assigned to a field medic unit. I hope this helps to answer you question. If you are looking for information on specific items carried, I can provide this information.

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What is ramp on a CPAP machine?

Ramp is a comfort feature on a CPAP machine. The ramp function increases the pressure gradually until it reaches the prescribed pressure. Some CPAP users find this gradual increase to be more comfortable than starting with the higher pressure prescribed.

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Does sleep apnea affect weight?


Decreased or poor sleep is associated with craving "comfort foods" and weight gain.

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Can obstructive sleep apnea affect your memory Is there a connexion between having sleep apnea and having bad memory Does memory improve with the use of a Continuous Positive Airway Presure device?

Sleep apnea can affect memory, primarily by means of much-reduced quality of sleep or chronic fatigue during the day. Any improvement in quality of sleep will improve mental function during the day.

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How often should you change the cushion on your CPAP Mask?

Probably more often than you would think! CPAP mask cushions, nasal pillows all pick up facial oils, in spite of your cleaning efforts. They simply start to break down and lose their effectiveness! You should clean your mask cushion regularly with warm soapy water. Make sure your get in the habit of washing your face before you go to bed each night to remove any facial oils or anything else on your face that may affect the seal of your interface or mask. You will sleep better if you do! Better seal means better Sleep! === ===

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When you go to sleep you begin with Stage 1 then Stage 2 then Stage 3 and then Stage 4 What is the next stage?

You return to stage 3, then stage 2 (delta sleep) before going to REM sleep (stage 5).


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