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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is halting and resumption of breathing during sleep. It can occur due to different reasons. In obstructive sleep apnea, there is a blockage in the airway, which causes an intermittent stoppage of breathing. It is caused by intermittent relaxation of throat muscles, leading to loud snoring, headaches, daytime sleepiness, gasping for air, etc. Continuous positive airway pressure is the best treatment modality for it.

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I have a disturbed sleep and morning drowsiness. Pease help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 56 years old and self-employed. I do not have much work for the last few months as I have reduced my business for a gradual retirement. I go to bed at about 10 PM. I get up once in between for urination. Most of the day, in the last few months, my sleep gets disturbed at about 4 AM a...  Read Full »

Dr. Duraikannan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. You are suffering from two problems. One is nasal block and the other is sleep disturbance, which may be insomnia. You can stop Xaria plus (combination of Montelukast and Fexofenadine). Instead of that you can take Flutiflo-FT - F...  Read Full »

My mother is experiencing sleep apnea issues. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is experiencing sleep apnea issues. She feels sleepy and becomes weak as her respiration is difficult. We have kept her on CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) for the last two days. She recognizes and speaks when she regains consciousness. Is there a diagnosis to identify...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I can understand your concern. The mainstay for temporary management of sleep apnea is CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). If she starts losing consciousness, it signifies that oxygen is not adequately supplied to the brain, ...  Read Full »

Can my mouth breathing habit lead to sleep apnea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20. I am partly a mouth breather since childhood. I mean, I breathe through my mouth only while sleeping. Is it harmful? Will I get sleep apnea? I am a thin guy with no snoring issues.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query about mouth breathing. I would like to say that yes, eventually it causes enlarged tonsils as well as adenoids, and causes a nasal obstructionleading to obstructive sleep apnea. It can happen in any body type. If your nose is blocked because of n...  Read Full »

What is the connection between sleep deprivation and over weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having sleepless nights for about a few months. Even if I get six to eight hours sleep at night, sometimes less than five, I always end up being tired throughout the day. I am always sleepy even if I drink coffee, but when I decide to get some sleep, I cannot sleep. I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand you are concerned as sleep is vital for a proper functioning of the body. We need to look at a few things like have you gained weight recently or does this coincide with the sleep disturbances you have been suffering from? As I can see you are overweight an...  Read Full »

My urine culture test is normal. Is a chlamydia test needed?

Query: Hello doctor, If a persons routine and culture urine test is normal, does he have to do separate tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea? The patient has headaches and sleepiness throughout the day and burning sensation in urine at times.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, not needed if there is no pus cells on routine examination. This also depends whether one is having symptoms or not. Occasional burning usually occurs due to dehydration and most of the times this burning is also associated with yellow urine which further suggest...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old experiencing sleep problems. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have heard about obstructive sleep apnea and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy as a 19-year-old experiencing sleep problems. How does continuous positive airway pressure operate, and what are the advantages of this treatment for obstructive sleep apnea? Could you ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, I am delighted to welcome you at I read your query and understand your concern. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that causes repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. CPAP works by del...  Read Full »

How to get rid of sleep walking though my OSA is under control?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with OSA and parasomnia/sleepwalking. I have been on CPAP for several months now with success, but still having some episodes at night, where I act out my dreams and I am afraid and run out of the house onto the street. I was also violent and aggressive towards my part...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. Your sleepwalking is mainly because of your OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). But as you said it is under control then sleepwalking should also be in control. You can try some measures to prevent any harm to others and yourself. 1) Always c...  Read Full »

I am a 35-year-old female with a problem of severe snoring. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female, and I have a severe problem of snoring. I start snoring every night which disturbs my husband's sleep, and he even has to go to the next room and sleep. Kindly suggest treatment. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Snoring may be a part of a complex condition called obstructive sleep apnea or may occur without sleep apnea. The primary cause is an obstruction in the upper airway which is accentuated during sleep as the muscles tend to lose their ton...  Read Full »

Why am I not getting sufficient sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I am feeling tired for a couple of weeks. I do not have the feel of sleeping. I cannot completely open my eyes in the morning. I have a headache and neck stiffness. I went to a urgent care as I had chest pain, they did an ECG and blood test and told me that there is nothing to worry abou...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It may be due to sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea. Frequent awakening while sleeping that is unidentifiable to the individual himself causes all the discomfort. It is a disease where we cannot sleep well and we will feel uncomfortable and lazy, you will have no en...  Read Full »

A male suffers from excessive sleep and muscle spasms. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding a male aged 48 with high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, and overweight. He has muscle spasms or shakes, drops things because of this, and cannot stay awake during the day. It affects his driving and family life. He can nap for a few hours and when he gets up ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is clear that he has obstructive sleep apnea which causes interrupted sleep during the night due to obstruction of the nasopharyngeal air flow. As a consequence, he becomes sleepy in the daytime. Confirmation of the diagnosis requires: Polysomnography. Over the...  Read Full »

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