|5 Sleep Apnea Questions: FAQs From a Sleep Doctor|
by Lawrence E. Kline, D.O.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with sleep apnea, this article is for you. It's your crash-course introduction to this common disorder. Let the class begin!
1. What is sleep apnea?
2. What are sleep apnea's symptoms?
Other sleep-apnea symptoms include:
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For the painless test, you’ll have lots of sensors taped to you. Some measure brain waves: They tell when you fall asleep and reveal your sleep stages—like the restorative REM, which is more vulnerable to disruption. The study will also measure your oxygen levels, airflow at the nose or mouth, and effort from the chest and abdominal walls.
Last updated and/or approved: March 2011. Original article appeared in March/April 2009 former print magazine. Bio current as of that issue. This general health-care information is not meant as individual advice. Please see our disclaimer.
Sleep Apnea Undiagnosed
written by Paul , July 29, 2010
From my research I have also read that sleep apnea is one of the most common conditions that goes undiagnosed for most people.
Also, the chances of getting into an accident increase significantly with sleep apnea, even though most people are unaware that they even have it.
written by James Hubbard, M.D. , April 12, 2010
I certainly appreciate your service and wish you the best. I have no knowledge that sleep apnea is related to PTSD.
James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
written by Clarence Hooper , April 08, 2010
I pulled two tours in Viet Nam. I went through the TET Offensive, very bad time. Anyway the VA. said I have sleep apnea and gave me the cpap machine. I am trying to get dissability for it. I can`t get my doctor to say that sleep apnea and PTSD are assoaited. Can you help?? I am 62 and have heart problems. I was just awarded SSI dissability.