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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 I wanna know if your doctor recommend CPAP for your snoring and if you have been diagnose with sleep apnea. If yes does your doctor recommend you to have a CPAP or BiPAP? these two are the only alternative cure to that. I have been helping people to know their conditions and if your still having problems you can contact me i can recommend you specialists for that.
1571776 tn?1296348020 I sleep on our couch b/c I can get more comfortable and I am always tossing and turning or having to get up to go to the bathroom. I try and let my husband get his rest as he is the only one working right now and he works 11 hr. days. Plz help me and let me know what you all think. Thank you and have a blessed and pain free day.
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.
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 n tn The possibilities for such condition are Medical, neurological, or dental conditions that reduce upper airway size, is known to cause sleep apnea. Esp. in cases of obesity or recent weight gain can cause laxity of tissues of airway leading to development of sound during breathing. This condition needs to be differentiated from asthma. You need to undergo certain tests like polysomnyography (PSG) which will monitor the sleep and will evaluate the breathing patterns.
Avatar m tn I have sleep apnea. I wear a full mask. Is it normal to wake up several nights (3 or 4) with the mask on? I thought the CPAP was supposed to make me sleep better not waking up a lot of times. I'm not sure what is going on because I woke up one night with the mask on and was choking and gasping for air than I had a seizure.
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.
Avatar f tn It does sound like sleep apnea to me and I would suggest you make an appointment to see a sleep doctor to have a sleep study done. I believe you will end up having to use a CPAP machine so you can finally get a good nights sleep. I hope you have the study done so you can get to feeling back to normal.
Avatar f tn If this always happens as you are going to sleep and/or wakes you up from sleep, my first thought would be sleep apnea. Before I was diagnosed and began using a CPAP, I had become very afraid to sleep, and avoided it till I collapsed in exhaustion. Much of what you describe is what I experienced. Since I got my CPAP working well for me I have not had one episode of the sense of choking or difficulty breathing.
Avatar n tn The symptoms could be due to acid reflux or GERD, or due to hiatal hernia. Omeprazole is a good drug to combat this. Along with it you can try over the counter antacids. Avoid heavy meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bed at least 2 hours after food.
Avatar m tn You definitely do not need to be a snorer to have sleep apnea. Although I do snore (and have severe sleep apmea), my sister in-law also has sleep apnea and it was a shock to everyone cause she does not snore, is pretty thin, and has no real complaints about her sleeping. She does have migraines and found out while looking for solutions to that problem. So rest assured that you can sleep quietly and have sleep apnea.