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 f tn Hi Doctor, Thank you for your response. 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 n tn Considering your symptoms of wakefulness with a dry throat and difficulty breathing, it is most likely that you may be having Obstructive Sleep Apnea. When a person sleeps the airways are usually patent allowing normal passage for air entry. The upper airway that is at the region of the tongue and the soft palate is the most compliant (soft) part. So, this is liable to collapse and cause airway obstruction.
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 Hello. I have allergies, have had psychosis episodes, and I think sleep apnea. I'm posting on the heart, brain and respitory forums because from what I've heard from my doctor, I have some form of sleep apnea. And on reading up on sleep apnea I came across this statement: "If you have obstructive sleep apnea, your doctor may refer you to an ear, nose and throat doctor (otolaryngologist) to rule out any blockage in your nose or throat.
Avatar m tn Snoring could be an indicator for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, wherein during sleep there is an obstruction to airflow due to laxity of the throat muscles during sleep and this could cause restlessness. To prevent snoring follow good sleep hygiene measures like going to bed at the same time, waking up at the same time, avoid smoking and caffeinated beverages. You could avoid taking alcohol and try to sleep on your side as this keeps the airways patent.
Avatar m tn ) can aggravate your obstructive sleep apnea. Are you being treated for sleep apnea? Most cases of chronic sore throat and hoarseness is from laryngopharyngeal reflux disease. You may need to talk to your sleep doctor.
Avatar f tn Snoring does often accompany sleep apnea, but just because you snore does not mean you have sleep apnea and vice versa. Minor sleep apnea is responsive to self-help remedies such as losing weight, eliminating the use of alcohol, tobacco, and sedatives; sleeping on your side, and regularizing your sleep hours. It would be best to see a sleep specialist for proper management and to ease your worries. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Hi, Obstructive Sleep Apnea can cause constant dryness in the mouth. It can also occur due to snoring. Snoring by itself indicates a narrowed air passages. For snoring you could avoid taking alcohol and try to sleep on your side as this keeps the airways patent. If any nasal blocks try to keep them patent with OTC nasal decongestants. Aim for optimum weight with exercises or long walks. Regards.
Avatar m tn is it normal to have a hoarse throat with sleep apnea This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/284129'>4 weeks of hoarse voice, diagnosed as bronchitus--no improvement</a>.
Avatar f tn Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. A person who has sleep apnea pauses breathing breifly during sleep. These breathing pauses typically last between 10 to 20 seconds and can occur up to hundreds of times a night. It happens when the soft tissue in the back of your throat relaxes during sleep causing a blockage in the airway. Please see your doctor to discuss the symptoms you have been displaying.
Avatar n tn Angina caused by blockages in the coronary arteries should not cause symptoms like those caused by sleep apnea and I doubt that beta blockers could cause a suffocating sensation. Sleep apnea is usually diagnosed during a sleep study where the patient's breathing is continuously monitored to detect periods where normal breathing stops. This occurs because extra tissue in the throat can block the trachea to prevent air from entering the lungs during inspiration.
Avatar f tn I know there are machines that can see how someone swallows using video, why not use that for sleep apnea sufferers to correct the actual problem?? I don't think that soft pallet tissue & tonsils will solve the problem itself. If that were the case, I'd probably still be able to breathe through my nasal airway and not have a problem except for the snoring.
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.
1282280 tn?1285086420 you just cant fall asleep?? or what?? if you fall asleep and just cant stay can be sleep apnea i know this is a shot in the dark..im apnea its hell..
Avatar m tn So, you could have obstructive sleep apnea and this is diagnosed with a sleep study. As you wait for your evaluation, you could avoid taking alcohol and quit smoking and try to sleep on your side as this keeps the airways patent. If any nasal blocks try to keep them patent with OTC nasal decongestants. And aim for optimum weight with exercises or long walks. Good Luck. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn i was diagnosed with sleep apnea after sleep studies was done and i do not snore at all but i do snort from it
1571776 tn?1296348020 org/posts/Chiari-Malformation/Just-a-quick----/show/1446889 It is possible u r dealing with a sleep apnea issue...then again it could be that u r gaging on post nasal drip going down ur throat..as it can get think...(sorry).... But this is something u do need to discuss with ur dr as sleep apnea is a chiari issue that is often overlooked.
1781134 tn?1315774324 These people are also more prone for Hypertension. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is more common in people who snore. 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.