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What are the effective treatment options for sleep apnea?

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Answered by

Dr. Nagaraj

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At May 2, 2024
Reviewed AtMay 2, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have been a bit worried about my wife's sleep troubles. She has been dealing with this sleep disorder for about two years now, and it is starting to take a toll on her. We have tried a few things, including some sleep medicine, but it does not seem to be working as expected. At 48, she is otherwise healthy, so this whole situation is a bit puzzling. The doctor mentioned something about sleep apnea, but I am not sure what that really means. Can you help me understand what might be going on with her sleep? I was wondering if there are more effective treatments out there. Seeking your advice.

Answered by Dr. Nagaraj


I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries.

I understand your concern about your wife. What exactly do you mean by a sleep disorder? Is it that she finds difficulties falling asleep, or does she wake up in between and not get sleep? Does she snore during sleep? Does she feel fresh upon waking up in the morning? Can you please mention her height and weight as well to check if she is overweight or obese? Is she suffering from other medical conditions? Please mention.

Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing stops and restarts in a particular pattern. When this happens, the patient does not actually feel this is happening. They may feel they have slept well but do not feel fresh in the morning and complain of tiring the entire day. There are multiple reasons why this happens, including being obese, hormonal imbalances, enlarged adenoids or tonsils, and some neurological conditions. Help me with the above answers to suggest better.

I hope you are satisfied with my answer. For further queries, you can consult me at icliniq.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Nagaraj
Dr. Nagaraj


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