Join Our Newsletter

New? Free Sign Up

Then check our Welcome Center to a Community Caring about Sleep Apnea diagnosis and Sleep Apnea treatment:

CPAP machines, Sleep Apnea surgery and dental appliances.

CPAP Supplies

Latest Activity

Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap.  I am anxious about the sleep study.  Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.  "
Sunday
Clueless in Redwood Shores replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"I had it on the same outpatient basis.  Much pain, no long term gain.  I did not have the annual repetition - that might or might not have made the difference. "
Sunday
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Glad to hear it's working, Richard."
Apr 11
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"The chin strap is helping. Been having better sleep. Thanks Ginny and Mary for your help"
Apr 11
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Thanks, Mary~  Fingers are crossed.  My pressure is one point lower than when I began (7) and AHI is some lower (7 day average).  I am anxious about sleep study as I have not slept without CPAP in 2.5 years!   "
Apr 6
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Good job, Ginny Hope the sleep study shows some good results."
Apr 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Last procedure done!  This time he gave me meds to take before so less anxiety while waiting!  For the first time I was able to eat normal food on the way home after the procedure.  No pain after 12 hours.  If it only works.…"
Apr 5
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Some folks run their humidifiers in passover mode- not turning on the heat just letting the air blow over the water.  That would not give any heat though. "
Apr 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Interesting, I actually feel a little better when I don't use the humidifier, but the humidifier helps with sinuses. The cold air stuff's me up. Gonna try running heat and a nasal spray"
Apr 4
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Good luck with it- let us know how you do, Richard."
Apr 4
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I just picked up a new chin strap and will use it with my ultra mirage."
Apr 4
richard graham posted a discussion

nasal sprays

Just wanting some suggestions for some good nasal sprays to dry up sinusus. Thank you
Apr 3
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Thanks Mary"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I have both.  I use the chin strap with my Wisp and I also have a FFM if I choose to use that one. I'm a mouth breather.  I find nasal masks are easier to fit without leaks"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Nasacort is now available without a prescription.  I personally use Afrin on the rare nights I need it for being stuffed up."
Apr 3
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Mary, do you recommend a good nasal spray?"
Apr 2
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Wondering if mouth breathers do better with FFM"
Apr 2
richard graham posted a discussion

mouth breathing

I'm a mouth breather, and am wondering weather to get a chin strap or affm
Apr 2
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"I've been thinking about trying a nasal spray. Thanks that's useful info."
Apr 2

We already know that obstructive sleep apnea can cause stroke, but can it can also cause central sleep apnea, MS, or even Alzheimer's? How can it lead to various other unexpected conditions such as migraines, headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, various stomach ailments, and even ringing, hearing loss, or vertigo?


Topic: Neurologic Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Date: Tuesday, November 9th
Time: 8PM Eastern
Format: Teleseminar

Please click here to register and receive your access details: http://doctorstevenpark.com/ask-dr-park

Tags: alzheimer's, apnea, complications, multiple, neurologic, of, sclerosis, sleep, stroke

Views: 35

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Dr. Park,

I would have so loved to participate in this seminar, but a college course conflicts with this.
Will a recorded Podcast be available ?

Sincerely,

Jay Polatnick
JayPolatnick@gmail.com
Jay: go to Dr. Park's website and you will be able to purchase it.



Jay Polatnick said:
Dr. Park,

I would have so loved to participate in this seminar, but a college course conflicts with this.
Will a recorded Podcast be available ?

Sincerely,

Jay Polatnick
JayPolatnick@gmail.com
I think that OSA may also be a factor in fibromyalgia, at least for some number of fibromyalgia victims.--.
I attended Dr. Park's webinar last night and found if very informative. The affect that sleep apnea has on the brain and it's function was most interesting. I am curious to know more though about the affects of low Progesterone levels. Does anyone have any info on this subject?
Progesterone acts as an upper airway muscle dilator or stimulant. Specifically, the genioglossus muscle (your tongue) loses muscle tone as progesterone slowly drops (before a woman's periods and during menopause). This is why HRT can be helpful in many women. The estrogen to progesterone ratio has to be balanced. Some peri-menopausal women use OTC progesterone creams with success.



Donna B. said:
I attended Dr. Park's webinar last night and found if very informative. The affect that sleep apnea has on the brain and it's function was most interesting. I am curious to know more though about the affects of low Progesterone levels. Does anyone have any info on this subject?
Thank you Dr. Park,
At last check my Progesterone levels were low (due to Peri-menopause) I was prescribed Prometrium (100mg) to regulate my periods. I take it SID x14 days.
I will share this info with my Gynecologist at my next visit.
Donna



Steven Y. Park, MD said:
Progesterone acts as an upper airway muscle dilator or stimulant. Specifically, the genioglossus muscle (your tongue) loses muscle tone as progesterone slowly drops (before a woman's periods and during menopause). This is why HRT can be helpful in many women. The estrogen to progesterone ratio has to be balanced. Some peri-menopausal women use OTC progesterone creams with success.



Donna B. said:
I attended Dr. Park's webinar last night and found if very informative. The affect that sleep apnea has on the brain and it's function was most interesting. I am curious to know more though about the affects of low Progesterone levels. Does anyone have any info on this subject?

Reply to Discussion

RSS

© 2014   Created by The SleepGuide Crew.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service