You are probably wondering why I have a sleep
apnea review on my "home based business" review website.
Well, I just was diagnosed with severe sleep
apnea, then my 23 year old son was tested and found to have a mild case
of sleep apnea.
I probably had the problem since I was my sons
age, but no one talked about sleep apnea back then, or cpap machines
and the like.
So, I thought to write a quick overview of my
story and my sons and maybe it will help someone that you know that
could have the problem.
Sleep apnea is basically where for various
reasons, we stop breathing in our sleep and as a result we keep waking
up many times a night. This results in not having enough REM
sleep...where our body replenishes it self.
In my case I was stopping breathing 93 times an
hour! My son with a mild case was stopping 6 times an hour.
When we stop breathing, our brains tell us to
"start breathing!", and we wake up. Then we quickly go back to sleep.
In my case 93 times an hour.
Do you think I felt OK in the morning?
Folks this affliction is life altering. Then
getting the cure is also life altering, when you can finally get a
decent nights sleep.
Some symptoms I had included: irritability,
depressed, could not concentrate, hard to make decisions, always felt
like I was coming down with the flu,gasping for air while snoring (when
you stop breathing, you will gasp for air when you wake up),
introverted ( I was always so tired I just felt like crap and really
didnt feel like socializing much), and always pushing myself through
days to get things accomplished, while always looking for the next cup
Other more technical/medical symptoms include:
diabetes, high blood pressure and even acid reflux.When we stop
my case 93 times an hour, our oxygen levels can drop(mine dropped to
88%), and this can lead to many other medical conditions.
I used to notice my son would snore and he would
stop breathing in his sleep. Then he would gasp for air and wake up,
then fall back to sleep. My Dad did the same thing, so yes this is
My son being so young is looking into other
therapy to correct the "apnea".
A sleep study is done to determine whether you
have apnea and to what degree.
You go to a sleep center, they hook you up to many wires that measure
your sleep patterns and brain waves. They also measure your oxygen
You are NOT put to sleep...they just wait for you
to naturally fall asleep.
I went to a followup sleep study a wek or so later
wheer they fitted me with my CPAP
machine; this is where they again monitor you to find the right
pressure to set that will keep your airways open and the best mask that
will seal so the
CPAP pressure doesn't blow out of the mask.
The common remedy is to use a CPAP machine. This
is a mask that fits over your nose while you sleep and it will put
pressure into your nose to keep the obstruction open...the apnea is
what makes the obstruction close your wind pipe and stop breathing.
Sometimes surgery for a deviated septum (nose) may
help. These cures can then eliminate the
need for the CPAP machine.
Having a larger neck is often a give away. Also if
you get up a lot at night to use the washroom, this is also a sign.
When we are in normal sleep our bodily functions like urinating are
suppressed. But with sleep apnea, we never really get to complete
sleep,and our kidneys keep working.
It takes most of us about a month to get used to
the CPAP. Myself and some
friends w/ the CPAP all said they would find the mask off in the
we ripped it off in our sleeps. Keep in mind you are really learning
sleep all over again so it takes time to get adjusted. So have patience
you will soon be sleeping like a baby.
If you suspect you or a loved one has sleep apnea,
you can go to a sleep study where they will hook up a lot of wires to
you to monitor your sleep patterns for a night. Then if you test
positive, they will have you come back and they will fit the CPAP on
you to see what pressure you need to stop the apnea.
Do me a favor and dont put off a sleep study test.
I did for at least 2 years once I suspected it.
My Dad had many TIA's (mini strokes). These are
also a fall out of sleep apnea not treated.
You also can die from sleep apnea not treated. It
really can play havoc w/ your body.
I hope this helped you understand more about sleep
apnea and what it is.
Getting a simple sleep study can determine if you
have the problem and I cannot tell you enough how much better I can
function now w/ the CPAP treatment.My son is already smoking less- he
said the smoking
helped his "nerves" which were stressed from lack of sleep. Isn't that
amazing that his apnea correction may also affect his smoking! You owe
it to your self to get
tested for sleep apnea.
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