Sleep Disorders - Anyone can help?

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Sleep Disorders - Anyone can help?

Postby Andaiz » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:21 am

Hi there, just wondering if anyone has experience with Sleep Apnea - where a person literally stops breathing many times in the night while sleeping.

THese people are more likely to be snorers and sometimes gasp for air. They do not have a good night's sleep and usually cannot function optimally in the day (falling asleep at the wheels or even while sitting down).

Due to some near (road) misses, DH went for a Sleep disorder test and has been diagnosed with this. THe doc prescribed CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) pump to be specially fitted.

Not sure if there be any other treatments that are non-invasive. Can't imagine sleeping with a contraption most of the night! :P Thanks in advance.

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Postby mathsparks » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:39 pm

Pls check your pm.

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Postby Andaiz » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:10 am

Thanks, mathspark and fashionbeautyinstyle.

Going for the med review later this morning. Will keep all informed.
So far, we've found some very useful websites and notable alternatives:
(1) Breathing exercises (to strengthen throat muscles to prevent collapse);
(2) Acupuncture (which he's too scared to try);
(3) Weight loss :rahrah: (probably the safest if done naturally but needs discipline lo :roll: );
(4) Surgery (Ewwww! :P );
(5) Lip Trainer-sort of device (we're trying this as well. Waiting for the set to arrive :moneyflies:

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Postby Andaiz » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:00 pm

Hi there, the review went very well so DH would be on the CPAP for another 3 weeks (rented) before we make decision whether to buy or not.
His ENT surgeon's really good.

Briefly, he went through the findings of the sleep test and told us the anomalies (abnormalities), then he gave us two main groups of treatment:
(1) Minimally invasive - Help control kind
- CPAP
- Weight loss
- Quit smoking (NA to DH);
- Quit drinking (NA to DH again).

(2) Cures - used only when one or more from (1) doesn't work (and is not foolproof!)
- surgery
- alternatives

Apparently sleep apnea affects more people than previously thought so if you hear DH and kids snoring, even when not tired and there are "lapses" in breathing followed by snorting to catch breath, please get him to go for the sleep test. Very important as severe cases and cause death and fatigue even during daytime.

If you need more details, PM me okie?

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Snoring

Postby alant » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:27 pm

Andaiz wrote:Thanks, mathspark and fashionbeautyinstyle.

Going for the med review later this morning. Will keep all informed.
So far, we've found some very useful websites and notable alternatives:
(1) Breathing exercises (to strengthen throat muscles to prevent collapse);
(2) Acupuncture (which he's too scared to try);
(3) Weight loss :rahrah: (probably the safest if done naturally but needs discipline lo :roll: );
(4) Surgery (Ewwww! :P );
(5) Lip Trainer-sort of device (we're trying this as well. Waiting for the set to arrive :moneyflies:


Can provide me the website addresses for (1)?

What is the specialist clinic name and contact? Is the snoring cured?

Thanks.

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Postby mambobb » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:48 pm

Andaiz wrote:Hi there, the review went very well so DH would be on the CPAP for another 3 weeks (rented) before we make decision whether to buy or not.
His ENT surgeon's really good.

Briefly, he went through the findings of the sleep test and told us the anomalies (abnormalities), then he gave us two main groups of treatment:
(1) Minimally invasive - Help control kind
- CPAP
- Weight loss
- Quit smoking (NA to DH);
- Quit drinking (NA to DH again).

(2) Cures - used only when one or more from (1) doesn't work (and is not foolproof!)
- surgery
- alternatives

Apparently sleep apnea affects more people than previously thought so if you hear DH and kids snoring, even when not tired and there are "lapses" in breathing followed by snorting to catch breath, please get him to go for the sleep test. Very important as severe cases and cause death and fatigue even during daytime.

If you need more details, PM me okie?


My DD had that when she slept. She is 3yo. I was quite worried too. CHeck all the info from the website and brought her to KKH to check her tornsil. Doc said very looks ok, but I was not convinced so doc gave me appt for ENT.

I consulted my SIL and she said that she might be too heaty from inside, gave her liang cha and some chinese medication. Saw some improvements. But 2days ago, she experienced the same whole thing again. :cry:

It really affect her sleep, whenever she fell asleep, within one sec she snores and she woke up by it. She tried to sleep again and one sec later woke up. It affects her sleep and mine too.

Not too sure is it due to heaty again, my DS2 is now dw with fever in Infant Care.. blame the weather?? :cry:

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Re:

Postby alant » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:56 pm

Andaiz wrote:Thanks, mathspark and fashionbeautyinstyle.

Going for the med review later this morning. Will keep all informed.
So far, we've found some very useful websites and notable alternatives:
(1) Breathing exercises (to strengthen throat muscles to prevent collapse);
(2) Acupuncture (which he's too scared to try);
(3) Weight loss :rahrah: (probably the safest if done naturally but needs discipline lo :roll: );
(4) Surgery (Ewwww! :P );
(5) Lip Trainer-sort of device (we're trying this as well. Waiting for the set to arrive :moneyflies:


Andaiz, can you please provide me more info on item (1) and (5).

Thanks.

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Re:

Postby cnimed » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:05 pm

mambobb wrote: My DD had that when she slept. She is 3yo. I was quite worried too. CHeck all the info from the website and brought her to KKH to check her tornsil. Doc said very looks ok, but I was not convinced so doc gave me appt for ENT.

I consulted my SIL and she said that she might be too heaty from inside, gave her liang cha and some chinese medication. Saw some improvements. But 2days ago, she experienced the same whole thing again. :cry:

It really affect her sleep, whenever she fell asleep, within one sec she snores and she woke up by it. She tried to sleep again and one sec later woke up. It affects her sleep and mine too.

Not too sure is it due to heaty again, my DS2 is now dw with fever in Infant Care.. blame the weather?? :cry:


Could it be allergies? ds1 sometimes snores and his breathing is very heavy at night. He was just diagnosed with that. The pd said his respiratory track was swollen and that it is affecting his sleep at night. Because of my family history of dustmite allergy, she gave him zyrtec and he says it helped. Previously he must sleep on 2 pillows or he feels as if he can't breath. Now he needs only one pillow.

Interestingly half a year ago another Chinese sinseh told me he has signs of allergic swelling at the back of his throat and that was contributing to his cough.

Will be throwing out curtains and putting an air filter next to his bed. :moneyflies:
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