Ask Dr. Park Anything About Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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  1. Hi! Doctor park i intrest your good answer. Iam 21 male some time when i wake up i see one bed blood and mostly that blood comes right nose or time i spit blood mucus and i see dry blood musuc on the right nose why

  2. I use the pillows that come with my RESMED CPap, and I also use a strap (recently using a black, stronger strap) to keep my mouth from opening and defeating the controlled pressure. Problem: Often I awake to find that I have defeated the strap and am breathing through my mouth. I have tried the face mask and find it does not fit my face well. (I am 1/16th native american and have wide cheek bones, somewhat recessed chin, and small lower jaw. ). Any suggestions?

  3. Have you heard of swallowing exercises that help with strengthening throat muscles
    and help to relieve throat collapse during sleep??

  4. Hello Dr Park, I am 59-year-old male and an OSA sufferer. When I was 8-year-old, I had developed a boil or some infection of that sort. My grandma had removed pus from inside the nose by pressing from up with her fingers which resulted in permanent depression. I can recollect now that from then onward my memory had started deteriorating: initially, short-term, and, presently, long-term memory, too.. These days, I use auto-cpap machine and maintain AHI from 3-5. However, when I am awakened (which I do 4-5 times/night) I find my heart racing.
    From around 1985 till 2005, I had added weight that went upto 67 kg. I had slight diabetes (upto 160mg/dl) and high BP (upto 150/92 mm of Hg), tachycardia, high RBC and Hb% etc. Then, I changed my food and life style.
    Presently, my height and weight are 162 cm and 59-60 kg, respectively. My BP remains mostly at 110/70 with no tachycardia. My visceral fat is just 8%. I look slim without a thickened neck or folds under chin which I never had. The thickness of my subcutaneous belly-fat is under 1 cm. Last almost 20 years, I have maintained discipline regarding my food and drinks. However, my fasting blood glucose remains around 120 mg/dl despite the fact that I do not take sugar and sugary foods and seldom take a source of carbohydrate that has glycemic index above 35-40. I do not take refined oils, rice, wheat flour, manufactured packaged foods and drinks. I take my food and drinks prepared under the boiling point of water. I take mustard oil and unheated olive pomace oil, only. My foods and drinks are minimally disturbed from their natural states.
    Twice I had gone for polysomnography. However, both the times I could not sleep. I am an early sleeper and can not sleep with sound or other disturbances around and expecting something or someone. In both occasions, the technicians came late. I could not fall asleep. Hence, titration was not possible in both the times. Hence, I had to self-titrate with trials and errors
    I have procured my 3rd cpap machine, presently, which is an AUTO from Devilbiss, USA. My present setting is at 8.0-11.0.
    On 24 October, this year, I had a lifetime record AHI of 0.0 with great increase in my energy and other health parameters, the following day. However, on 25th, AHI was 4.5.
    Would you please suggest the ways I can bring AHI to zero or closer to zero. Should I use a nose dilator: internal or external? In the past, I had used BreatheRite without much benefit though about 10 years back when I did not have cpap machine, my room partner told it had reduced my choking and snoring. However, yesterday, when I used it with cpap, the AHI was 4.5. Would you suggest me to do this experiment for longer duration, say, a few weeks?

  5. Hello Dr Park, I am 59-year-old male and an OSA sufferer.
    When I was 8-year-old, I had developed a boil or some infection of that sort. My grandma had removed pus from inside the nose by pressing from up with her fingers which resulted in permanent depression. I can recollect now that from then onward my memory had started deteriorating: initially, short-term, and, presently, long-term memory, too. These days, I use auto-cpap machine and maintain AHI from 3-5. However, when I am awakened (which I do 4-5 times/night) I find my heart racing.
    From around 1985 till 2005, I had added weight that went upto 67 kg. I had slight diabetes (upto 160mg/dl) and high BP (upto 150/92 mm of Hg), tachycardia, high RBC and Hb% etc. Then, I changed my food and life style.
    Presently, my height and weight are 162 cm and 59-60 kg, respectively. My BP remains mostly at 110/70 with no tachycardia. My visceral fat is just 8%. I look slim without a thickened neck or folds under chin (which I never had). The thickness of my subcutaneous belly-fat is under 1 cm. Last almost 20 years, I have maintained discipline regarding my food and drinks. However, my fasting blood glucose remains around 120 mg/dl despite the fact that I do not take a source of carbohydrate that has glycemic index above 35-40.
    Twice I had gone for polysomnography. However, both the times I could not sleep, and, hence, titration was not possible. I had to self-titrate with trials and errors
    I have procured my 3rd cpap machine, presently, which is an AUTO from Devilbiss, USA. My present setting is at 8.0-11.0.
    On 24 October, this year, I had a lifetime record AHI of 0.0 with great increase in my energy the following day. However, on 25th, AHI was 4.5.
    Would you please suggest the ways I can bring AHI to zero or closer to zero. Should I use a nose dilator: internal or external? In the past, I had used BreatheRite without much benefit though about 10 years back when I did not have cpap machine, my room partner told it had reduced my choking and snoring. However, yesterday, when I used it with cpap, the AHI was 4.5. Would you suggest me to do this experiment for longer duration, say, a few weeks?