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Postby rockofages » Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:20 am

HI

I have sleep apnea so I use a machine to help stop me from not breathing in my sleep.

some of you may want to make an appointment with your local sleep disorder clinic, if one is available.

my psychiatrist put me on trazodone to help me sleep.

Do any of you have sleep apnea too? If so, do you use your machine every night (if you have a machine)? Just wondering.
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Re: Sleep apnea

Postby Chucky » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:47 pm

Hello my dear friend,

I could look this up on the Internet but I'd like to hear from you: What exactly is sleep apnoea?
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Re: Sleep apnea

Postby benedictus57 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:39 pm

I suffer from
Sleep Apnea
due to a number of health related factors.

I use a CPAP Machine to sleep with at night.

Here's the specifics:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_apnea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_airway_pressure
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Re: Sleep apnea

Postby jessicaborthwick » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:52 pm

i have sleep apnea and the doctor said i need a CPAP Machine which costs $1200 that i cant affored to get

i dont get very good sleep when they did the sleep study it showed i got no REM sleep at all and stoped breathing almost every min
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Re: Sleep apnea

Postby Deremna » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:58 pm

I took some short tests online but I feel it may be better to ask someone who actually has sleep apnea if my symptoms sound familiar.

Since around high school, I have had trouble with feeling really tired during the day but I have always gotten at least 7-8 hours of sleep because I love sleeping. It seems like the only time I feel resfreshed at all is on my days off when I can get 9 or more hours of sleep. Sometimes I even operate better if I get less sleep but even though I feel more alert during the day, it begins wearing off at night and by the time it's near bedtime, I am slurring and stumbling like I'm drunk. When I was in college, I dozed off a couple times while driving and almost hit the median. Now, I have been dozing off at work. My coworker had to wake me up once everyday last week. And I can't seem to keep my eyes open while driving. Everytime I blink my eyes seem to stay closed. I have frequent drymouth when I wake up and I often get headaches after sleeping or napping. I know it is supposed to get worse with age, but can it get worse if your life gets more stressful? I have quite smoking and I have lost 18 pounds so far from walking practically everyday but it still doesn't help. I have no energy to clean or do anything productive and if I start something, I hardly ever finish it which is a constant source of disappointment in myself. I am thinking about calling my doctor and seeing if I can get a sleep test done. Are they normally covered by insurance? Are the breathing machines covered, too? Thank you so much in advance for any responses!
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Re: Sleep apnea

Postby Craftlinkedin » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:58 am

KEEP REGULAR HOURS. Keep your biological clock in sync by going to bed at the same time each night and waking up at the same time each morning - even on weekends.
DEVELOP A SLEEP RITUAL. Doing the same things each night just before bed cues your body to settle down for the night.
SLEEP ON A COMFORTABLE, SUPPORTIVE MATTRESS AND FOUNDATION. It's difficult to get deep, restful sleep on a sleep set that's too small, too soft, too hard or too old.
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Re: Sleep apnea

Postby Emily-Lee » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:35 pm

Hi,

I also am always extremely tired and snore a lot. I am on quite heavy doses of psych meds but since starting work 5 weeks ago and working all hours of the day and night I have started to fall asleep while driving. My doctor has rushed my study forward to Thursday night so I'll let you know then if it's found I have sleep apnoea and to what degree. We should be coming into some tax money soon which I was hoping to put on a holiday but health is more important and in Australia the gear is like $2,000.

I feel like 12hours sleep a night to feel rested and driving now even when awake is starting to trigger anxiety and thus depression which has been well controlled for the last few years so hopefully we'll find the answer shortly.

Just from all the information I've read, you should use the machine every night unless you under go radical life changes and then you'd need to be re-tested to see if the sleep apnoea is still there as the most common form is an obstructive airway.

-- Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:39 pm --

Finally got my results back I stop breathing on average 29 times an hour, no wonder I feel like crap.

That does not allow you to get into a deep sleep which is needed to rest the brain allowing the body to be physically restored.

Now I have to wait for a trial of a CPAP to see if that will help.

Sleep apnoea is awful I never feel rested or have the energy to do anything, so then you feel guilty because nothing gets done and at work especially in my job mistakes can cost lives. :(
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