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Chronic snoring cures

During regular breathing, oxygen passes by method of the throat on its way in the direction of the lungs. The oxygen travels previous the gentle palate, uvula, tonsils, and tongue. When a personal is awake, the muscle tissue from the back again belonging in the direction of the throat tighten to preserve these structures in place stopping Read more

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Wellbutrin, insomnia & depression

Insomnia occurs in 18.6% of patients who take bupropion (Wellbutrin). Two  percent of patients discontinue bupropion because of insomnia and agitation.  Interestingly, 19.8% of patients experience sedation instead of insomnia.  Decreasing the dose, adding a sedative drug or switching to a different  antidepressant may alleviate the Read more

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Twilight sleep in obstetrics

The term “twilight sleep” applied to the combination of analgesia (pain  relief) and amnesia (loss of memory) that was produced by a mixture of morphine  and scopolamine (“scope”) given by a hypodermic injection (an injection under  the skin). The mixture of the two drugs created a state in which the woman,  while Read more

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Snoring & sleep apnea help?

Sleep apnea is when someone involuntarily does not breath during sleep. It  can be either central or obstructive. Central apnea, which is less common, is  when the brain forgets to tell the body to breath. Obstructive apnea occurs when  the muscles or soft tissue in the throat prevents the normal movement of air.  The signs of obstructive Read more

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Sleep Disorders: Sleep problems and nightmares

During a nightmare your body muscles which are under your control (except for  eyeball muscles) such as legs, speech, arms, etc are paralyzed–ie you can’t run  downstairs!! What she had was called a “night terror”–similar to what others do  when sleep walking. The person is asleep, may occasionally wake up  Read more

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Sleep Disorder Snoring & fatigue?

During normal breathing, air passes through the throat on its way to the  lungs. The air travels past the soft palate, uvula, tonsils, and tongue. When a  person is awake, the muscles in the back of the throat tighten to hold these  structures in place preventing them from collapsing and/or vibrating in the  airway. During sleep, the uvula Read more

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Sleep Disorder

During normal breathing, air passes through the throat on its way to the  lungs. The air travels past the soft palate, uvula, tonsils, and tongue. When a  person is awake, the muscles in the back of the throat tighten to hold these  structures in place preventing them from collapsing and/or vibrating in the  airway. During sleep, the uvula Read more

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Sleep Apnea sleep disorder

In general, surgery for sleep apnea is only about 50% successful. However, you would need to talk with your surgeon regarding your specific situation. Surgery is usually recommended only after medical therapy has failed. If your main concern is the snoring, then either the laser procedure or the new Somnoplasty carries about an 85% success rate Read more

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Oxygen for sleep deprivation?

Your problems can be evaluated by an Ears, Nose, Throad (ENTor otolaryngologist) doctor–if you are having sleep problems associated with significantly enlarged adenoids and a very relaxed palate then various surgical operations may be necessary to review. The problem is not one of too little oxygen, but rather may be related to anatomical Read more

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Obstructive sleep apnea & tonsils

Obstructive sleep apnea in normal children is almost always caused by  enlarged (hypertrophic) tonsils and adenoids). These children will display the  typical sleeping patterns of sleep apnea. They have loud snoring, frequent  pauses with breathing at night, frequent awakening from sleep, restless sleep,  nightmares, and bedwetting Read more

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