Sleep Apnea

A sleep disorder, where a person's breathing repeatedly stops and starts while asleep, is called sleep apnea. The characteristic signs and symptoms of sleep apnea are loud snoring and daytime tiredness even after a goodnight's rest. The types of sleep apnea are obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea syndrome.

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Will sleep apnea cause temporomandibular disorders?

Query: Hello doctor, After TMJ problem, I am not able to sleep due to sleep apnea. I also have breathlessness after jaw lock.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Sleep apnea is associated with chronic pain disorders, including jaw pain like TMD (temporomandibular disorders). If it hurts to open and close your mouth, you may have these conditions. Patients with sleep apnea are generally mouth breath...  Read Full »

How worrying is trouble sleeping with possible sleep apnea in a 2-year-old kid?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2-year-old son is having a lot of trouble sleeping. He snores every night and tosses and turns and has trouble breathing through his nose. His doctor says he has enlarged tonsils and adenoids. I think he has obstructed sleep apnea because I hear him gasping for air sometimes. We did...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If symptoms are too severe we can go for tonsil and adenoid surgery now also. Flonase is a steroid and it does not affect growth as it will be administered inside the nostril and will have the action only there. There will not be any systemic or bloodstream absorption. Ho...  Read Full »

I get violent diaphragm convulsion during sleep. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Last night during sleep, I was awoken by a violent diaphragm convulsion. I felt a sensation of being drawn down into a cold dark blackness. It was very much disturbing and I felt like I was going to die. I had benign arrhythmias with follow up Holter monitor and stress test revealed no si...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you have been investigated for arrhythmia - paroxysmal (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but my main concern here would be obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). There is a scoring system that we use to stratify your risk for OSA. Please provi...  Read Full »

I feel lazy and sleepy the entire day. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I always feel sleepy and lazy. My height is 5 feet and my weight is 70 kg. I am also snoring while sleeping. I used to sleep 7 hours in night. Still I am feeling sleepy the whole day. Why? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shardendu Tomar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing your complain with us. Most probably the cause behind your mentioned problem is sleep disorders like sleep apnea and RLS (restless legs syndrome). Sleep disorder such as sleep apnea affects the quality of sleep and makes a person more tired during...  Read Full »

What causes repeated nostrils blockage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I am 6 feet tall and my weight is 86 kg. Basically my entire problem starts at night while lying down. Three to four years back, I had mild pain. While lying down I feel acute pain or some tingling in my left chest sometime it goes down around my body. When I am ab...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked your x-ray reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  Read Full »

How can snoring be managed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from snoring since last five years. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Snoring can be a serious concern to the sufferer as well as the spouse or partner due to the disturbance. It causes a lot of agony and affects one's mental peace. Snoring is due to some obstruction in the upper pathways of breathing, the upper respiratory tract. The lev...  Read Full »

My heart rate increases at night. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about my heart rate when I have been sleeping. I will occasionally see on my heart rate tracker that my heart rate will spike at night to average around 130 to 160 a lot during the night. But I am still sleeping, and it does not wake me up, and I am worried something...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you overweight? Do you snore or have obstructive sleep apnea? Now we have to investigate whether this elevation in heart rate shown by a device is sinus tachycardia, artifacts or cardiac arrhythmia. So, you need further evaluation to diagnose. Cardiac arrhythmia ...  Read Full »

My sleep is very disturbed. Is this anxiety-related?

Query: Hello doctor,This all began about two and a half months ago when I went through an extremely stressful period. I started having trouble sleeping. The stressful period has long passed but my sleep still is not back to normal. For the past six to eight weeks, I can easily fall asleep, but wake up eve...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is known as an inability to maintain sleep wherein falling asleep and waking is unaltered, but there are multiple sleep breaks occurring. You describe it as being recent in onset, persistent, started after a very stressful period and most importantly, you...  Read Full »

Is there any relation between excessive sleepiness and cardiac insufficiency?

Query: Hi doctor, I am wondering about the connection seen between my excessive fatigue or sleeping issue with cardiac insufficiency. I have excessive sleepiness due to mild sleep apnea. But I have a strange disconnect regarding exertion. Even, a slight anaerobic activity reduces my breath and it takes ti...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, daytime sleepiness occurs due to sleep apnea. If it is present in its severe obstructive form, it can cause a host of cardiac diseases like atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, and heart failure. The exercise intolerance initially develops the consequence ...  Read Full »

Chronic Granulomatous Disease And Sleep Apnea Connected To Each Other?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53 year old army veteran, served for 33 years, who was diagnosed while serving in the army with chronic granulomatous disease and sleep apnea. When I filed a Veterans Administration (VA) claim, the VA rated me for compensation but combined the ratings into one rating. This mean...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an immunodeficiency condition where the white blood cells cannot fight the pathogens effectively which cause different types of infections. As for sleep apnea, it is caused by narrowing of the air passages mostly in the nasopha...  Read Full »

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