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How does apnea trigger the urge to breathe?

Medulla is the part of brain which controls respiration. There is a special chemosensitive area in ventrolateral medulla which has chemoreceptors to detect increased CO2 or Hydrogen ions in brain ...
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How does apnea trigger the urge to breathe?

The term for "high CO2" is "partial CO2 pressure (PaCO2)". During hypoxemia -a condition that commonly occurs during apneas- arterial PaCO2 is increased, and arterial PaO2 ...
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Could sleep apena outcomes be improved by adding sensors to measure the location and movement of the jaw?

There are specialists who do different degrees of positional assessments - specifically orthodontists, dentists, or maxillofacial surgeons (usually those who specialize in TMJ). Also, some practicing ...
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Sleep apnea: Which is more reliable, a home sleep study or a lab sleep study?

As a sufferer of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) myself, I was diagnosed using an in home sleep study. The results can be the same using a lab sleep study but that may depend on the person undergoing ...
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Could sleep apena outcomes be improved by adding sensors to measure the location and movement of the jaw?

As I pointed out in the comments under your other related question, mandibular advancement devices are not a new idea. From my experience as a diagnosed sufferer of chronic OSA (Obstructive Sleep ...
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How to reduce apnea/hypoapnea events?

As a patient, Mayo Clinic physicians have indicated to me, as a patient, that weight loss can improve your position (reduce / eliminate apnea+hypoxia events) and reduce the need and possibly eliminate ...
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Risk of legionella with CPAP humidifiers

Schnirman, et al. (2017) talks of such a risk. The mask, which touches the patient’s face, should be cleaned daily with distilled water. Rinsing the face mask or tubing with tap water, instead of ...
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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - what level of respiratory dysregulation is involved and are respiratory stimulants relevant?

Although not a "respiratory stimulant" in the sense of stimulating muscles of respiratory, hypoglossal nerve stimulation devices, such as INSPIRE, can stimulate your tongue to move forward ...
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Has a correlation between sleep apnea and grinding of teeth been identified or ruled out?

Yes, it's true. A relationship does exist between grinding the teeth and sleep apnea. The term bruxism(sleep bruxism) is used for grinding the teeth during sleep at night. In a study it was seen that ...
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Why do I wake up so many times in the middle of the night

AFAIK: It's pretty normal as long that you don't have trouble getting back to sleep. Try to google 'sleep cycles' to learn more about how the brain functions. Basically we have, I recall, 4 stages of ...
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