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Reply on Sleep apnea and potential treatments

Hello @wgatap21, Welcome to Connect. I have obstructive sleep apnea and have been using a CPAP a little over a year now. Like a lot of people I have also struggled a little getting used to it. Most of the struggle was with the mask. I saw [...]

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Reply on Causes of Sleep Apnea

Hi, @rarelybees2889 – I have obstructive sleep apnea which I think is when the throat muscles relax. I've always been a loud snorer even as a teenager and it got worse as I entered my senior years ☺. I wasn't diagnosed until last year when a Mayo [...]

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Reply on CPAP machine for travel

Hi @jimhd, I also have a deviated septum and have issues with my right nostril always being plugged up and hard to breathe. My sleep doctor told me it wouldn't fix my obstructive sleep apnea but I'm thinking I might have it fixed anyway for the reason [...]

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Reply on Causes of Sleep Apnea

Hi, @rarelybees2889 - that is unfortunate that the cause of your sleep apnea does not appear to have much of a remedy. Wondering what type of sleep apnea you have, prompted by caused by a too short jaw or Class II malocclusion? Is it obstructive sleep [...]

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What is Sleep Apnea?

An estimated 20 million Americans have sleep apnea, and many don’t even know it. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired after a full night's sleep, you might have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea [...]

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Reply on Septoplasty: How did it impact you?

@bcgal, did you ever find out if your deviated septum was contributing to your obstructive sleep apnea? @katielittle1, did you have your deviated septum fixed with septoplasty? Are you able to share any details on if it helped or information about the recovery [...]

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Reply on Chronic Bacterial Infections After Colds

Hi @asthmaorsomethingelse, I do think Mayo Clinic is one of the better if not the best places to go when you need answers. I like that the doctors work together to help you. A little over a year ago I went to Rochester Mayo Clinic for a [...]

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Reply on Cyclic Alternating Pattern (CAP) Sleep Disorder

Hello @fionagent, Welcome to Connect. I have obstructive sleep apnea but have not heard of cyclic alternating pattern (CAP) sleep disorder. I was able to find the following information that may be helpful until other members are able to share their experience with CAPs. PubMed - The cyclic [...]

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Reply on Cpap and sleep

Hi Lisa @lisalucier -- Thanks for posting...I was actually thinking about posting an update as I am used to the CPAP and the AHI has gotten fairly consistent with a few bumps in the road. I have been CPAP mask shopping again but haven't decided. The one [...]

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Reply on Cpap and sleep

Hi Jake @jakedduck1 -- There is a scale of sorts. Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) measures sleep apnea severity. The AHI is the sum of the number of apneas (pauses in breathing) plus the number of hypopneas (periods of shallow breathing) that occur, on average, each hour. ... Fifteen [...]

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Reply on Central sleep apnea. Cause?

Hi @tiss, I have obstructive sleep apnea like @johnhans. I think he is correct in the central sleep apnea is treated different. I found this article on the American Sleep Association's website that gives a good explanation of the treatments for the different sleep [...]