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#21 popalopski

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 01:07 AM

i've attached the Epworth Sleepiness scale here to help you evaluate whether your snoring disturbs your sleep. PM me your scores, or visit your ENT to ask him about your scores :)



i've attached the Epworth Sleepiness scale here to help you evaluate whether your snoring disturbs your sleep. PM me your scores, or visit your ENT to ask him about your scores :)



Hello

I snore too and possibly suffer from sleep apnea. I experience one of these or sometimes all of these when i wake up;

- i wake up with a dry mouth and throat

- sometimes with a headache and lousy feeling akin to a hangover

- fatigue and sleepiness throughout the day

- with some memory deficiency, poor attention and concentration, and bad mood

All of these are signs off lack of sleep. I know that snoring is associated with sleep apnea (obstructive sleep apnea). And If i ignore my these signs, they are added risk factors for developing hypertension and coronary heart disease.
I want immediate relief, where can i get them -Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) mask? how much do they cost?

thanks!

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 01:16 AM

Hello

I snore too and possibly suffer from sleep apnea. I experience one of these or sometimes all of these when i wake up;

- i wake up with a dry mouth and throat

- sometimes with a headache and lousy feeling akin to a hangover

- fatigue and sleepiness throughout the day

- with some memory deficiency, poor attention and concentration, and bad mood

All of these are signs off lack of sleep. I know that snoring is associated with sleep apnea (obstructive sleep apnea). And If i ignore my these signs, they are added risk factors for developing hypertension and coronary heart disease.
I want immediate relief, where can i get them -Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) mask? how much do they cost?

thanks!


Hello

I snore too and possibly suffer from sleep apnea. I experience one of these or sometimes all of these when i wake up;

- i wake up with a dry mouth and throat

- sometimes with a headache and lousy feeling akin to a hangover

- fatigue and sleepiness throughout the day

- with some memory deficiency, poor attention and concentration, and bad mood

All of these are signs off lack of sleep. I know that snoring is associated with sleep apnea (obstructive sleep apnea). And If i ignore my these signs, they are added risk factors for developing hypertension and coronary heart disease.
I want immediate relief, where can i get them -Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) mask? how much do they cost?

thanks!


One of my childhood friend just died 2 days ago from Sudden Unexpected Death Syndrom or Bangungot

so mga snorers baka added risk factor ang snoring associated with sleep apnea, wag natin ignore mga signs

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 09:51 AM

have you consulted an ENT? or a pulmonologist?
treatment of OSA begins with identifying the possible cause of the obstruction. an enlarged tonsil (and adenoids in children) often cause severe obstruction. so doing a tonsillectomy can provide relief of the obstruction. but kung obese din, or medyo tight ang pharynx, baka hindi enough ang tonsillectomy. may mga surgical procedures na pwede pa i-consider to widen the pharynx. or kailangan ng weight reduction sa mga obese. then there's the nasal CPAP which will provide adequate ventilation ng lungs thru positive pressure para malabanan ang upper airway obstruction.

it's best to see your ENT early. OSA is not a dead end, untreated OSA will lead to right heart failure (kasi nga konti hangin sa baga, kulang oxygen for the brain, so the heart will pump harder and faster just to meet the demands of the brain (no. 1 priority ng body). when the heart pumps harder and faster, it'll consume more oxygen. so vicious cycle yan. the demand for oxygen will get higher and higher. it'll get to a point na hindi na kayang magpump ng heart any harder nor faster. end result, heart failure.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 04:42 AM

hey i tried the Epworth Sleepiness scale and i got 14..is that bad?..

i snore when im so tired.. bkt b nagsnore ang mga sobrang pagod?

and is it true na more chances magka heart attack ang mga nagsnore?

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:35 AM

yup. its true. OSAS is a risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. daytime somnolence is a sign of severe OSAS (sleeping when doing a certain task... like driving!). best treatment so far is CPAP. its like a respirator connected to a face mask. the machine blows air into the mask to create a positive pressure so that whatever redundant or floppy tissues in your airways remain open. the amount of air the CPAP blows is determined by a sleep test (polysomnogram with CPAP). every few months to years, you need to repeat this test to ensure that the cPAP is giving you the right amount of positive pressure. a CPAP machine will cost you about 15K to 40K (there's a store in SM that sells these, or the sleep lab has contacts that sell CPAP). the sleep test will be around 15k (depends on the lab). kinda expensive. but it reduces the future complications fropm OSAS, ensures youre awake during the day, and most patients feel that they had the "best sleep of their lives so far" during their 1st night using a cpap machine.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 12:27 PM

so how much nga ang CPAP once your MD prescribes you one?
and where do u go to buy this device?

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 01:57 PM

so how much nga ang CPAP once your MD prescribes you one?
and where do u go to buy this device?


the ventilator is a device that can administer CPAP. this can be purchased from specialized medical supply stores.
CPAP won't do you any good if the problem is anatomic. better get in touch with an ENT to correct any obstruction in the airway.
common causes of snoring is a weak tougue base. you snore because your tongue relaxes and obstructs the back of your throat or you have enlarged tonsils that causes obstruction.
simple solution for snorers: sleep on your side and not lie down flat on your back.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 05:14 AM

di ako makarelate sa terms. if malakas mag snore is that a sign na high blood ka? sometimes i get to hear my first snore when i go to sleep. weird...

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 03:27 AM

snoring per se as previously stated may be caused by certain events. regarding the anatomical problem its better to seek consult to visualized at least anatomically if you have problems and with better treatment options. This may include diet modifications etc... or surgical interventions.. another good cause of snoring would be the relaxation of the pharyngeal walls or yung walls bago sa butas ng lalamunan..at times mashadong narerelax ito causing narrowing of the air passage...there's this mode of treatment called pillar surgery wherein silicon tubes are implanted at the pharyngeal walls to prevent excessive relaxation of the walls...i heard that succesfull operations are done at St Luke's Medical Center in QC... Proper evaluation should always be done though and not everyone is entitled to have such operation...there are different treatment options in different cases so i suggest that you get a profesional consult to pinpoint the real problem and also to save costs on different snoring remedy products that may not be usesul to you..



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snoring per se as previously stated may be caused by certain events. regarding the anatomical problem its better to seek consult to visualized at least anatomically if you have problems and with better treatment options. This may include diet modifications etc... or surgical interventions.. another good cause of snoring would be the relaxation of the pharyngeal walls or yung walls bago sa butas ng lalamunan..at times mashadong narerelax ito causing narrowing of the air passage...there's this mode of treatment called pillar surgery wherein silicon tubes are implanted at the pharyngeal walls to prevent excessive relaxation of the walls...i heard that succesfull operations are done at St Luke's Medical Center in QC... Proper evaluation should always be done though and not everyone is entitled to have such operation...there are different treatment options in different cases so i suggest that you get a profesional consult to pinpoint the real problem and also to save costs on different snoring remedy products that may not be usesul to you..



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snoring per se as previously stated may be caused by certain events. regarding the anatomical problem its better to seek consult to visualized at least anatomically if you have problems and with better treatment options. This may include diet modifications etc... or surgical interventions.. another good cause of snoring would be the relaxation of the pharyngeal walls or yung walls bago sa butas ng lalamunan..at times mashadong narerelax ito causing narrowing of the air passage...there's this mode of treatment called pillar surgery wherein silicon tubes are implanted at the pharyngeal walls to prevent excessive relaxation of the walls...i heard that succesfull operations are done at St Luke's Medical Center in QC... Proper evaluation should always be done though and not everyone is entitled to have such operation...there are different treatment options in different cases so i suggest that you get a profesional consult to pinpoint the real problem and also to save costs on different snoring remedy products that may not be usesul to you..



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Posted 14 March 2008 - 07:39 AM

sleep apnea ata pag malakas ka mag hilik. if you are diagnosed w/ sleep apnea alam ko mahal yung device sobra para matreat yun

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 01:38 AM

sleep apnea ata pag malakas ka mag hilik. if you are diagnosed w/ sleep apnea alam ko mahal yung device sobra para matreat yun


sleep apnea= may panandalian pagtigil huminga pag tulog. naapektuhan puso at iba pa. ung machine mga 20k ata pero di naman lahat ng may sleep apnea mapag gamitan nito. ung iba pwede surgery. ung pillar insertion( metal implants sa soft palate) is done usually in the clinic lang. availabe in most hospitals na may ENT doctor and it mostly treats the snoring. just my two cents. :flowers:

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:31 PM

di ako makarelate sa terms. if malakas mag snore is that a sign na high blood ka? sometimes i get to hear my first snore when i go to sleep. weird...


Just about everyone snores occasionally. Even a baby or a beloved pet may snore! But if your snoring is so loud that your bed partner can't sleep, you may end up banished from the bedroom. Snoring is caused by a narrowing of your airway, either from poor sleep posture or abnormalities of the soft tissues in your throat. A narrow airway gets in the way of smooth breathing and creates the "snore" sound. By learning the causes and cures for snoring, you can improve your health, your relationships, and, of course, your sleep.


If the airways in your nose and throat are narrowed during sleep, the air you inhale and exhale has to push its way through a smaller passage. This can create a “snoring” noise, mostly due to vibrations of loose tissue in the back of your throat.
Snorers often have too much throat and nasal tissue, or “floppy” tissue that is more prone to vibrate. The position of the tongue can also get in the way of smooth breathing, as can being overweight – extra fat tissue in the neck and throat can obstruct airways.

Snoring can be mild, meaning that the snoring stops when the snorer wakes up and turns over, or severe, when the snorer suffers from continual snoring, regardless of sleep position.
Causes and risk factors of snoring vary. Some are in our control, and some are not.


Causes and Risk Factors of Snoring:

Causes out of our control Causes within our control :

Heredity
- You can inherit a narrow throat, or any of the physical deformities mentioned above, which can cause snoring.
Being middle-aged or beyond - As you age, your throat becomes narrower, and the muscle tone in your throat decreases.
Being male - Men have narrower air passages than do women and are more likely to snore.
Allergies, asthma, a cold, or sinus infections - Such breathing problems cause blockage in your nasal airways and make inhalation difficult. This in turn creates a vacuum in your throat, and noisy breathing

Causes within our control:

Being overweight or out of shape - Excess weight and fatty tissue in the neck cause your throat to become smaller. Poor muscle tone and lax muscles also contribute to snoring.
A history of smoking – Smoking (or exposure to second-hand smoke) relaxes muscles and also creates nasal and lung congestion.
Alcohol or medications - Alcohol and certain medications increase relaxation of throat and tongue muscles, which makes snoring more likely.
Sleeping posture - Sleeping flat on your back allows the flesh of your throat to relax and block the airway.

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Tip: The way you snore can help you diagnose why you snore!
If you snore…
With your mouth closed: a problem with the tongue is probably the culprit
With your mouth open: your snoring is likely related to the tissues in your throat.


Snoring is a problem....

If you stop breathing during sleep and have to wake up to catch your breath
If you are disturbing your sleep partner
If you are losing sleep because of your snoring

In addition to problems stemming from sleep deprivation, snoring can cause more serious health problems, and have a negative impact on relationships.



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Posted 08 May 2008 - 08:19 AM

I snore too,but I don't seem to feel fatigue or sleeplessness when i wake up......Hmmm...I hope this is not bad...

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:36 AM

GRABE DIN AKO MAG SNORE. PATI SA OFFICE PAG LUNCHTIME TINATAWANAN AKO.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 11:19 AM

i noticed that i started snoring when i gained weight

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 01:33 AM

sirs; i saw an ad in a bus that they are selling anti-snoring spray in watsons that is made of natural oils. is this recommended? also anybody can direct me to a sotre that sells anti-snoring pillows and how much? thanks!

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:46 PM

sirs; i saw an ad in a bus that they are selling anti-snoring spray in watsons that is made of natural oils. is this recommended? also anybody can direct me to a sotre that sells anti-snoring pillows and how much? thanks!


snoring affects a lot of people and many unscrupulous people take advantage of this. don't be a victim, you'll just be wasting a lot of your precious money in these useless products. lose some weight, exercise regularly. It may not totally eliminate your snoring but may lessen it to a certain degree. Also, you may want to have your nose and throat examined for any obstruction that may aggravate your snoring. be well !

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:58 AM

snoring affects a lot of people and many unscrupulous people take advantage of this. don't be a victim, you'll just be wasting a lot of your precious money in these useless products. lose some weight, exercise regularly. It may not totally eliminate your snoring but may lessen it to a certain degree. Also, you may want to have your nose and throat examined for any obstruction that may aggravate your snoring. be well !


i agree on sir otitis.. anyway..those products sold are meanly for business and sad to say..majority of them doesnt work...so why not consult a prof who can evaluate you and can concretely advise you on what to do unlike those with the products that will just tell you all the sweetness just for you to buy their product..just thinking aloud hehe..

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 02:25 AM

one would need to have sleep studies done to see if you really need a CPAP machine so that you won't be spending money on something you actually don't need

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 11:10 AM

i agree to have an EENT specialist check up as best suggested, i had an EENT doctor look through me during one of my check ups for an ear problem, so he proceeded to check my nose and throat, he asked if do snore, told him that my wife and kids tell me i snore during sleep. the doctor told me that i have a thick tongue against the normal tongue thickness, he was suggesting a laser operation to lessen the thickness, i am too scared actually and its expensive




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