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Methods to detect apnoea location
I know that the airway behaves differently during sleep, I was wondering is there any device or method that can detect the origin of apnoea during sleep?
11-23-2015 04:18 PM
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RE: Methods to detect apnoea location
endoscope. has to be done in a medical setting though.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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11-23-2015 04:54 PM
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(11-23-2015 04:18 PM)napnaptime Wrote:  I know that the airway behaves differently during sleep, I was wondering is there any device or method that can detect the origin of apnoea during sleep?

Unless you have something unique or troublesome going on, people generally don't care exactly what is collapsing, as long as they get it fixed. 8-)

Do you really need to know for some reason, or are you just curious?

If you're just trying to figure out if you have Central or Obstructive Apneas, they can normally figure that out in a sleep study using brainwave/airflow/muscle data, and the auto machines can take a pretty good guess at it too.
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11-23-2015 05:24 PM
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(11-23-2015 04:54 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  endoscope. has to be done in a medical setting though.

I have had this done at ENT but not while I was sleeping.

(11-23-2015 05:24 PM)Terry Wrote:  
(11-23-2015 04:18 PM)napnaptime Wrote:  I know that the airway behaves differently during sleep, I was wondering is there any device or method that can detect the origin of apnoea during sleep?

Unless you have something unique or troublesome going on, people generally don't care exactly what is collapsing, as long as they get it fixed. 8-)

Do you really need to know for some reason, or are you just curious?

If you're just trying to figure out if you have Central or Obstructive Apneas, they can normally figure that out in a sleep study using brainwave/airflow/muscle data, and the auto machines can take a pretty good guess at it too.

I was Dx'd obstructive sleep apnoea but when I went to ENT he could not see any obstruction, he said the airway behaves differently during sleep.
11-24-2015 04:57 AM
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(11-24-2015 04:57 AM)napnaptime Wrote:  I was Dx'd obstructive sleep apnoea but when I went to ENT he could not see any obstruction, he said the airway behaves differently during sleep.

If the ENT could see an obstruction while you're awake it's not sleep apnea Smile Obstructive apnea occurs when the muscles in your airway relax during sleep and allow the soft palate and/or tongue to fall back and block the airway. There are some videos on Youtube which explain what's going on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kmTmXuM6NE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gie2dhqP2c

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(11-24-2015 05:11 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote:  
(11-24-2015 04:57 AM)napnaptime Wrote:  I was Dx'd obstructive sleep apnoea but when I went to ENT he could not see any obstruction, he said the airway behaves differently during sleep.

If the ENT could see an obstruction while you're awake it's not sleep apnea Smile Obstructive apnea occurs when the muscles in your airway relax during sleep and allow the soft palate and/or tongue to fall back and block the airway. There are some videos on Youtube which explain what's going on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kmTmXuM6NE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gie2dhqP2c

Not necessarily true, you can have sleep apnoea from an enlarged tongue, tonsils etc that can be seen from an ENT exam. If your tonsils for example are huge then you can remove them, that for some people is all they need. I have a deviated septum for example but I breath through my mouth so it wasn't considered a source.
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