Throat exercises for sleep apnea

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Avatar n tn It went well for about 2-3 weeks when I realized I was removing my tube in my sleep. This went on for awhile till I was let go from my job and no longer had insurance. I could no longer afford to deal with the clinic. I figured out that the problem was that the nasel spray they told me to use was constantly burning the inside of my nose and throat so I had stopped using it and in my sleep when the pressure built up in my sinuses, I would remove the tube.
Avatar m tn YOu have alot going on there for sure , Join the club ! are you on any type of medication for blood pressure ? or anything like anti stress ? being alot of meds can cause cramping and pains (angina to happen) as well same for pannic attacks and feeling wild or nervious.
439553 tn?1210780416 update! i went in for the follow up, turns out i have sleep apnea and that restless leg syndrome stuff. i am going in sunday night to get fitted for the CPAP foot is getting better from the surgery, although they have me on antibiotics right now bc it got infected....and i am going through a yeah life pretty much ***** right now....
Avatar dr m tn One other note about the laser procedure for sleep apnea—the laser procedure for sleep apnea was originally brought forth 10-20 years ago as a lesser invasive form of surgery for sleep apnea, especially since it could be done in the office.
Avatar dr m tn So can singing or playing the didgeridoo help your sleep apnea? It probably won't cure sleep apnea, but by keeping you more relaxed, you may feel less stressed or tired. Do you feel good when you sing? ____________________________________________ Steven Y. Park, M.D., author of Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired. Endorsed by New York Times best-selling authors Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr.
Avatar dr m tn A new study confirms these findings again, but points out that the presence of frequent trips to the bathroom is as sensitive in predicting obstructive sleep apnea as snoring! Sleep apnea also makes the body produce more urine, and because you wake up every few hours, you’ll want to go, but you won’t have a completely full bladder. Sudden shifts in blood flow into the heart after an obstructive event increases production of atrial natriuretic peptide, which makes you produce more urine.
Avatar m tn The sound can actually be a snore. This is often due to obstructive sleep apnea. You need to consult a sleep specialist regarding this. The other possibility is that it is a sound of regurgitation of food. The symptoms could be exacerbation of the GERD or gastric reflux. It could also be hiatal hernia. Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes.
Avatar dr m tn Instead, they are treated for the signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, such as weight gain, depression, hypothyroidism, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. It doesn’t matter if you’re a celebrity—many women are susceptible to sleep-breathing problems, especially if you’re peri or post-menopausal.
Avatar f tn While you are waiting for a doctor to figure this out for you, if it is sleep apnea, it may help to elevate the head of your bed a few inches and sleep only on your side or stomach (stay off your back). Not a cure, but positions you in a way some with sleep apnea do a little better. Also, sedatives and alcohol are best avoided if one has untreated apnea. If you find that's not your issue, you can go back to whatever is comfortable and usual for you.
Avatar f tn I had my consultation with the sleep apnea specialist and have a sleep study in the next 1 - 2 months. He thinks if I had apnea it is most likely mild and not severe. I don't have the typical sleep apnea characteristics with the exception that my jaw is very retracted and tongue restricted and my throat is very restricted. This he thinks would contribute to some apnea and that the sleep study should be able to determine some answers.
Avatar m tn for 9 days I wake and my throat feels all caked up. if lay flat my face swells. so I don't lay flat now. lol I've been to the dr twice. one said sinus bacteria and the other said no sign of sinus maybe viral. I have no runny nose or ear problems headaches nor stomach aches. I do have swollen lymph nodes. I'm pretty much having to guess at everything. tried multiple things to help. as the day progresses it gets somewhat better but returns at night and worse by morning..
Avatar n tn 1) have your deviated nasal septum surgically corrected and 2) have a sleep study to see if you have obstructive sleep apnea, a major sleep disturbance. This would also be aggravated by the deviated septum. Please read our obstructive sleep apnea information at to learn more.
Avatar n tn I did a sleep study and the doctor said that my brain seems to wake up constantly. The thing is, I don't wake up at all in my sleep. And the doctor said I don't have sleep apnea. I've done some research and noticed that maybe I could have Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS). I noticed my nose is usually partially stuffed, and I sleep a little better next to the window with the window open. Also, by having UARS, you may be predisposed to Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD).
Avatar n tn On the other hand, if I go to sleep at, say, midnight, and I don't fall sleep for three hours, there are not too many night hours left; thus, increasing my anxiety exponentially. So I you can see, I have become a true believer that the self-induced anxiety is, to a great extent, as much of a culprit as my tremors. I mentioned medication before. I'd like to address it again. If I have not slept decently for two days or so, I do take a sleeping pill.
Avatar n tn Go have a sleep study done, its very easy and non invasive. Many sleep disorders manifest themselves in different ways. Sleep Apnea for instance, or RLS (aka jumpy leg disease).
Avatar m tn Another sensation I've been having for the past 3 months is this sudden almost jolt or hot/oozing feeling in my neck/throat area, it as all but stopped for the most recently, i though it to be pulpititions/arithmias but i went to the doctors for test and they told me my heart was beating normal.
Avatar n tn I would advise you to consult a sleep specialist who would assess with first a sleep questionnaire, and then he may ask for a polysomnogram, which is an overnight sleep study as this helps to detect the apneas. Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea is by CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) where air under gentle pressure is passed into the airways keeping it patent. In the meantime you could avoid taking alcohol and try to sleep on your side as this keeps the airways patent.
Avatar f tn I suggest you follow-up with you sleep apnea team, and consider undergoing a formal or in-home sleep apnea test for more definitive diagnosis. The mandibular advancement device should help, as well as CPAP. The dental device pulls your lower jaw forward, which pulls your tongue forward. If you have a long wait, there are inexpensive low-tech boil and bite models that are sold over the internet for snoring, which does the same thing, but not as well as the formal device.
494087 tn?1257796807 My son is suffering greatly when he lies down to go to sleep his throat closes, this has been going on for several years, we've been to more docters than we can count , sleep studies, throat scopes, etc my son is in a desperate situation, the Dr.s have different opinions, everything from vocal chord dysfunction, tone of the tissues flapping above the voice box, acid reflux, sleep apnea, tongue enlarged, anxiety, soft palate reduction, uvula trimming,no two Dr.
Avatar n tn I am a 16 years old male and i have experienced terribly annoying throat gurgling sounds in my throat after i've eaten or drunk anything for a while. These sounds tend to disappear if i lie on my back, but that is the only way i know how to suppress the gurgling (and lying on your back after eaing isn't going to help digestion for starters). I also experience bloating and the sensation of there being something stuck in my throat or behind my breastbone after eating or drinking.
Avatar n tn Also if you suffer from sinusitis, blocked nose etc then it could be due to post nasal drip. If the above mentioned problems are ruled out then you should rule out diabetes and sleep apnea and heart problems. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
1185315 tn?1288911089 I wake up every morning with the feeling something is in the back of my throat. My throat is extremely dry in the morning as to where it is really hard for me to even swallow. I have also been diagnosed with Menieres disease and tinnitus. I dont know if all of this is connected or not, but this knot I am afraid it is cancer but its not like a lump, it feels like a hard knot, like a bone. If anyone has ever heard of anything like this or has an idea I would sure appreciate any replies.
Avatar m tn It's possible that you have sleep apnea. Ask your doctor for a sleep study.
Avatar m tn It began in 1976 and re occurs every 5 to 6 years. I get a sore throat (not tonsils but when you swallow) I now go straight on antibiotics and use Bricanyl inhaler although it doesnt seem to have much effect except to cause alot of mucus coughed up from the lungs. It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out.
707647 tn?1251492147 If you want to sleep better, there are proven non-drug methods for improving sleep. The following is a list of the 10 most important behavioral (non-drug) techniques for improving your sleep: 1.The belief that everyone must get eight hours of sleep is a myth. People who live the longest sleep 7 hours per night, not eight, so don’t worry about getting 8 hours of sleep. Most people need between 6 and 8 hours of sleep to function effectively during the day. 2.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar m tn These exercises may help your problem.Do it for at least 3 months. Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute. Anulom Vilom – Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
Avatar m tn It makes me worry when I go to sleep because I'm afraid my throat might swell up causing breathing problems. Thanks in advance.
Avatar dr m tn If you have a sleep-breathing problem, like obstructive sleep apnea, make sure you don’t sleep longer than 30 to 45 minutes. Sleep-deprived people tend to go into REM sleep earlier than the 90 to 120 minutes it normally takes to reach REM sleep. This is when your muscles relax the most and you’ll be more likely to have obstructive events. Take Breathing Lessons Deep breathing exercises have been shown scientifically to calm your nervous system.
Avatar n tn I hear the noise during the day but I really have to listen to hear it as there is always too much back ground noise. I have already had my soft palet surgery for sleep apnea years ago with great success, but this noise is new and annoying.