Sleep Disorders
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Sleep Apnea

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

Asked in Antidepressants, Sleep Apnea

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...
Asked in SIDS, 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...
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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...
Asked in Plumbing, Home Appliances, Sleep Apnea

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...
Asked in Sleep Apnea

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...
Asked in Academic Writing, Dreams and Dream Interpretation, Sleep Apnea

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. ANSWER In spite of anecdotal reports of individuals experiencing "exactly" the same dream, there is no reliable evidence that such shared dreams occur, and at...
Asked in Health, Dog Health, Heart, Sleep Apnea

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?

If your snoring is excessively loud, then you may have sleep apnea, but you will want to check for other symptoms first. Waking up with a very sore or dry throat is one sign, and occasionally waking up with the feeling of choking or gasping can be a sign as well. If you feel that you may have sleep apnea, consult a doctor as they will be able to help treat your illness if you have it. ...
Asked in Health, Arthritis, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea

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...
Asked in Sleep Apnea

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. ...
Asked in Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea?

A. 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. B. There are two types...
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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)...
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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...
Asked in Dog Health, Dog Care, Veterinary Medicine, Sleep Apnea

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...
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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...
Asked in Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Sleep Apnea

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! ...
Asked in Sleep Apnea

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

C.P.A.P. therapy stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. 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...
Asked in World War 2, Roman Empire, Sleep Apnea

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...
Asked in Health, Sleep Disorders, Wheelchairs, Sleep Apnea

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?

Yes. Decreased or poor sleep is associated with craving "comfort foods" and weight gain. ...
Asked in Health, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea

What type of water should you use with a CPAP machine?

Only Sterile or Distilled water should be used in CPAP machine. It is important not to use tap water or drinking water as these will leave a mineral residue in the machine and will seriously decrease the lifespan of your CPAP unit. Sodium Chloride (AKA Normal Saline or 0.9% NS) should not be used either. This contains "salt" which could cause functional issues as well. If you have a residue in your unit try using a vinegar rinse to clean the water chamber. ...