November 28, 2018
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Dear Dr. Rosenberg: I have been told that insufficient sleep can have some negative effects. Is that true?
Dear Dr. Rosenberg: Is it true that if you go for days without sleep you will die? I saw an episode of a television program where the doctor said if you do not sleep for ten days “you die.”
Dear Dr. Rosenberg, I have been taking hydrocodone for my back pain for years. I also take temazepam for sleep. My new health care provider says he will not continue prescribing this combination. He says it's unsafe. Is that true?
I have several sleep disorders including apnea. Any advice?
My 7-year-old snores loudly and is quite hyperactive. He has a hard time sitting still both at home and in school. His pediatrician thinks he should be tested for sleep apnea. What do you think?
Is it true that if you go for days without sleep you will die? I saw an episode of a television program where the doctor said if you do not sleep for 10 days “you die.”
I have been sleepwalking and talking since I was a kid, (my dad did this as well). I also argue with my husband and see things while I’m asleep.
I have had cluster headaches for several years. They come on several times a week, usually in the early morning while I am asleep. I get them daily for several weeks and then they go away for months at a time.
After a recent sleep study, when I was placed on a CPAP was told that I developed Central Sleep Apnea and that the CPAP can’t treat that. I was told that I would have to come back and be put on a different type of machine. Can you please explain?
I am 77 years old and was recently diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea. My doctor thinks I should go ahead and get it treated. My question is, at the age of 77, what difference does it make?
I have severe migraine headaches. I mentioned to my neurologist that I snore and now she wants me to get a sleep study. She said sleep apnea could make migraines worse. Is that so?
My husband returned from Iraq with severe PTSD a few years ago. He had a terrible time sleeping and severe recurrent nightmares.
My husband could not tolerate CPAP.
My 13-year-old grandson is having trouble staying awake in class.
Is it true that sleep, or lack of it, may be implicated in Alzheimer's disease?
I have sleep apnea and cannot tolerate CPAP. Have you any familiarity with Inspire?
Dear Dr. Rosenberg, I have atrial fibrillation that is recurrent. As a result, my cardiologist wants me to undergo a procedure called an ablation.
My husband has chronic kidney disease that they say is moderate. He snores and his doctor says he should have a sleep test. What do you think?
My mother was involved in a recent motor vehicle accident. She fell asleep at the wheel. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Since then she has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. Can she ever drive again?
I have had chronic migraine headaches, as well as tension headaches for years. I frequently awaken with them. My neurologist wants me to get a sleep study. I live alone so I don’t know if I snore. What do you think?
If I have symptoms of COVID-19 virus, should I stop using my CPAP?
I have a lot of trouble staying asleep but not falling asleep. When I spoke to my doctor, he said I should get a sleep study. Does that make sense to you?
My 15-year-old son is impossible to get up for school.
Dear Dr. Rosenberg, I was started on a CPAP a few months ago. I awaken every night with my belly full of air. It’s so uncomfortable that I turn the machine off and return to sleep. I was never seen by a sleep specialist, and my primary doctor says he has no experience with this. Any ideas?
Dear Dr. Rosenberg, I suffer from episodic migraines.
I recently started working night shifts and I’m having a hard time falling asleep when I come home. Any suggestions?
Is it true that there is a relationship between sleep and Alzheimer’s disease?
Dear Dr. Rosenberg, I have asthma and it is particularly severe at night. Recently my wife mentioned to my pulmonologist that I snore loudly. He says I need to be studied for sleep apnea. He also said that if I have sleep apnea, treating it could improve my asthma. Have you ever heard of this?
Dear Dr. Rosenberg: My wife suffers with severe depression despite the fact her doctor has her on antidepressants. She also snores and wakes herself up many times a night. Could the two be related?
My 4-year-old granddaughter is frequently tired and cranky.
Dear Dr. Rosenberg: I am afflicted with rather severe Restless Legs Syndrome.
Dear Dr. Rosenberg, My husband likes to keep the room on the warm side. I feel that one of the problems I have with sleep is caused by the high room temperature.
Dear Dr. Rosenberg: I suffer from depression and am always sleepy.
Dear Dr. Rosenberg: My son is 15 years old. When he was 8 he had his tonsils and adenoids removed for sleep apnea.
I am on three medications for hypertension and my blood pressure still runs high.
I have had chronic low back pain for several years. The pain can keep me from falling asleep and frequently awakens me from sleep. I am wondering if my poor sleep can be a contributing factor?
Dear Dr. Rosenberg: My husband is an Iraq war veteran and is being treated for PTSD.
Dear Dr. Rosenberg, I have had migraine headaches for several years. They are excruciating, accompanied by nausea and I can’t stand light and have to lie in a dark room.
Dear Dr. Rosenberg: My 12-year-old son still wets the bed. He has had all types of tests and there is nothing wrong with his urinary tract.