Throat exercises to reduce sleep apnea

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Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and received one of those machines. Shortly afterwards I lost my insurance so I no longer can afford to go to the clinic. I was told I awake 120x a minute and snore so loudly the walls move inward and outward (nurse agreed with my wife). 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.
Avatar m tn And follow good sleep hygiene measures, they help to reduce the severity of sleep apnea symptoms. Go to bed early almost at the same time every day, wake up at the same time, avoid caffeinated beverages and exercise regularly. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn I am a 42 year old male who is using an oral devise to reduce my obstructive sleep apnea. I would like to know if there is something I can use to reduce the sore throat that I get in the mornings? Natural if possible.
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.
397460 tn?1268533736 Try sleeping on your side. If your symptoms reduce, it shows you may be having sleep apnea. It is a condition where breathing stops (apnea) for about 10 second several times during the sleep (mostly in supine position) and you get the feeling that you have not had enough sleep. You don't wake up feeling fresh. A polysomnography (sleep study) will be helpful in the final diagnosis. Weight reduction will help the situation. Sleep apnea is a treatable condition.
Avatar f tn Additionally, opening up your nose will help, but don't count on it helping to cure your sleep-breathing condition. (It's been shown to cure sleep apnea in about only 10% of the time.) The benefit to a septoplasty (and turbinoplasty) is that you'll breathe better through your nose in general, and it'll allow you to use treatment options (CPAP or dental devices) much more effectively. Lasers are a very old technology and is rarely used anymore with this type of procedure.
2215996 tn?1341212757 Excessive daytime sleepiness can occur, due to inadequate sleep at night due to sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea. Hope you are on CPAP, ensure to use the CPAP machine regularly. Go for regular follow ups with your doctor to check to see if the apneas are under control and if your sleep is adequate. If in spite of this Excessive daytime sleepiness persists then other disorders like narcolepsy need to be considered. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Hello, For the last three weeks I have had a sore throat which reults in a cold. For the last week I have woken up in the night with a tight dry throat that causes me to cough and feel like I can't breath properly. It feels like something is stuck in theleft side of my throat and the left side of my tongue feels numb. After I drink soem water and sit up for a while this improves but I still have the slight feeling of something in the left side of my throat.
Avatar m tn I go to bed most of the time feeling fine, and sleep very very sound. I then awake every morning with what I think is a tension type headache-like a band the base of my head. When I stand up or sneeze, it will help for a moment. I sleep on a cervical pillow on my back, with a small wedge pillow under the back of my knees. I sleep with a NTE device on my teeth, so that I don't clench. I do various stretching exercises and those for the neck muscles.
Avatar n tn Highly likely that it is obstructive sleep apnea, I recommend talking to your Dr. about this and having a simple sleep study. Some signs of sleep : In the most common form of the condition - obstructive apnea (also called upper airway apnea) - air stops flowing through the nose and mouth, but throat and abdominal breathing efforts are uninterrupted.
Avatar m tn what would be tests in order to assess obs sleep apnea in details- one of world famous sleep apnea surgeon is not sure to do surgery /laser ablation due to MBI 42, weight is hard to reduce - on crash diet, doing exercise /playing badminton/walking for two daily for two months now, even 1 pound is not going down.
Avatar f tn 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. An evaluation by a heart doctor (cardiologist) or a doctor who specializes in the nervous system (neurologist) may be necessary to look for causes of central sleep apnea.
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 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 f tn Could be obstructive sleep apnea, being overweight tends to reduce the size of the throat opening connecting to the lungs and then any fatty tissue can cause problems when one lies on their back and gets very relaxed, sleeping. At the age of 38 I think this is unlikely. A sleep study is rather expensive, if you have insurance that pays go for it. A less expensive test is a recording Oximeter run for one night. This can be done at home with equipment delivered and picked up at your door.
600561 tn?1326845621 145 and try to walk at least 3 times a week, but would be happier if I could get my butt out to do more. I never go to sleep on my back. I wake up on my back. or I did until my GF told me to put a tennis ball down the back of my PJ top! It works! so still debating; looking and will certainly keep you posted. I stopped drinking any alcohol for 3 years and it was during this time that the sleep apnea started. I now have a glass of red wine when I go out for dinner or am with GF at home.
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 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 n tn I use mine every night. a cpap is a very uncomfortable thing. it take time to get use to it. try to get him to use it.
Avatar f tn Does any of this sound like sleep apnea. I go see the Dr next Friday and then schedule my sleep apnea test, but it seems so far off when you haven't slept in awhile.
Avatar n tn what if I can"t see a doctor. until next week for sleep apena what can i do now,to help me be safe.
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.
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..