Snoring Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Treatment Animation
Snoring and sleep apnea.In normal breathing, air enters the nostrils and goes through the throat and the tracheato the lungs. In people who snore this airway is partiallyobstructed by excess tissue of the throat, such as large tonsils, large soft palate ortongue. Another common cause of obstruction is the dropping of the tongue into the throatdue to over relaxation of tongue muscles during sleep. Air currents competing throughnarrow spaces in the throat cause the soft palate essentially a piece of soft tissuehanging in the throat to vibrate. This vibration is the source of the noise we hear when someoneis snoring.
Sleep apnea happens when the airway is completelyobstructed, no air can go through and the person stops breathing. This cessation ofbreathing triggers the brain to respond by waking up the person just enough to take abreath. This repeats itself again and again during the course of the night and may resultin sleep deprivation. Snoring and mild sleep apnea may be treatedwith a mandibular advancement device. This device is designed to move the lower jaw andthe tongue slightly forward and thus making the space in the back of the throat larger.
Managing Pain and Sleep Issues in MS Part 2 Sleep Issues in Multiple Sclerosis
research has actually shown that peoplewho experience pain in MS are also much less likely toreport good sleep so people with MS pain report worse sleep often also report worse fatigue I wasdiagnosed in 1998 in my issues with sleep a lot of mysymptoms contributed first with my bladder that I had trouble voiding and I would be up every hour feelinglike I had to void couldn't void
so I wasn't getting sleep all night long and then the more fatigued I got the moredepressed I got and more depressed the more fatigued Igot if you're not sleeping well you probably also are not as wellequipped to manage pain you also probably at physiological level experience morepain I think I struggled with the depression for a very long time with mymy MS and it just became one big snowball
it is a presumption but a fairly safepresumption that when people are sleep deprived they're gonna be more prone to physical accidents I also expect thatthat's the same on the case for cognition you're sleepdeprived you're gonna bemore prone to making an error and whether that's in your processingpaperwork in your accounting office or your medical office whatever you maybe doing writing your check at home mistakes may happen it's one of the thingswe look at when somebody says I'm having
trouble with my cognition is are theyrested can they attend to things can they keeptrack of things so sleep and rest are very important forour cognition for mobility for safety so many issues people with multiple sclerosis may have fatigue as a very common symptom and some people it may be there worsesymptom or even their only symptom unfortunately probably eighty percent ofpeople are more at some point have significant fatigue with multiple sclerosis. fatigue can be very disabling for people
everyone has experienced fatigue in oneway or form and MS fatigue is not by itself a little bit tired or alittle sleepy it is more probably somewhere to theexhaustion people may have after about viral infection where their whole body is just worn out noenergy to get up and do things when I see a person who has multiplesclerosis and the report to me that they're fatigued I need to do it history to find outexactly what do they mean by fatigue and
what all might be involved MS is a very complex disease andthere are numerous factors that can tie into MS fatigue so the disease itself can cause fatiguethe medications we used to treat MScan cause fatigue the medicines people use to help themhave energy during the day to treat their fatigue can impair their nighttime sleep and thenthere left tired because they didn't get