Apnea simply means not breathing. So anyone with sleep apnea, does not breathe adequately while sleeping. Typical cases involve an obstructive component where the airway is blocked by tissue or tongue during sleep. Most who have this obstructive apnea also snore.
Excessive sleepiness at work like this gentleman in the video is NOT normal. If you experience the fight to stay awake at work or while driving, please contact your Doctor. You may need a sleep study to find out what is going on.
If it is determined that you have sleep apnea, it may be treated with a device called a CPAP. (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) One sleeps using this amazing machine which effectively keeps the airway open using internal air pressure through a nasal mask.
The Mayo clinic has outlined Sleep Apnea Symptoms.
Here is a great article in The Journal Of Thoracic Disease.
There are several questions to answer which will be helpful in determining the likelihood that you have sleep apnea, excessive daytime sleepiness is just one. Here is a quick Facebook video outlining the best screening questions which will help you decide as to whether a visit to your Doctor is appropriate.
This post is in no way intended to treat, cure, or diagnose anyone or any disease. Please contact your physician if you experience any symptoms mentioned. Affinity Home Medical provides CPAP machines on a daily basis fighting sleep apnea and helping people get better sleep.
Whatever you do, please do NOT travel without your CPAP! Your better half will thank you for it I am sure.
Don’t go on a vacation without your CPAP, we have travel cpap machines, and mini CPAP units.
Sleep Apnea is a serious problem for many. There is a distinct difference between snoring and sleep apnea. With sleep apnea, the breathing actually stops intermittently. Apnea may be due to one of two variables, central apnea when the brain fails to signal the breathing, or obstructive when the airway relaxes and closes off blocking air flow. When breathing stops for ten seconds or more, it is considered “apnea”. CPAP for sleep apnea (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), will apply air pressure directly to the airway keeping it open so that breathing continues even through what would otherwise be an apnea. I think off CPAP like an internal air-splint. CPAP is very effective and requires a perscription from your MD.
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Finally some genius has discovered there is a better way to get around. Forever it seems, we have been hobbling around on crutches, with armpits bruised, red with rash, and in pain. Now we have the knee scooter!! No more will we need crutches! I for one am excited!
Have you ever tried a knee scooter? Please comment below to share your story.
Knee scooters, are also called knee walkers, or even crutch substitutes. They are 3 or 4 wheeled scooters with a platform on which your lower leg will to rest. Simply bend your knee and climb aboard. They are very safe and stable, and the best part is that nothing is under your arm! Simply grab the handle bars with brakes, which are similar to a bicycle, and roll to anywhere you please. Most of these cool rides also have baskets attached so you can carry stuff. We all have stuff, right?
Many people need a knee scooter or knee walker after lower leg surgery to get around while the healing takes place. Orthopedic surgeons, and physicians often order them for all of their patients. Sometimes the need comes when a minor injury to the ankle or lower leg has occurred. The experience is almost unanimous among users of this device, as an excellent solution for mobility while recouping.
Knee scooters, and knee walkers travel almost anywhere. So hopefully you will never need one yourself. However if you do, consider the knee scooter instead of crutches.
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