Sleep Apnea

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SaJa Posts: 4282
Does anyone suffer from this? Went to see my doc last Friday and he thinks I have it. He's going to send me to a sleep clinic and I also have to get my tonsils and adnoids (sp? :-8 ) removed. Having read a bit about it over the last few days I definitely think I have most of the symptoms and kinda always thought I had it (self diagnosis is great :o0 ). Anyone got any advice or info for me. P.S. Had an op March 2 years ago for a deviated septum (middle part inside nose) which was to improve my breathing but doesn't seem to have worked. DH thinks I sound like Darth Vedar when I'm asleep :o0
groovee Posts: 529
Hi SaJa, My fiancee suffers from a mild form of this ( I think it can get worse with age). He went to a sleep clinic last year and they diagnosed it. He also snored ( drove me craaaazzzzyy). He breathes through his mouth so they recommended a dentist mouthguard. It's just for bed and i pushed his lower jaw forward a couple of millimeters. He finds it very comfy, has no problem sleeping and since he got it neither do I!!
SaJa Posts: 4282
Thanks for the reply groovee, at least the remedy might be as simple as a mouthguard rather than surgery.
willful Posts: 6822
Think Mr.W has this too, he often wakes up with a big gasp of air, possibly 2-3 times before I fall off to sleep so God knows how often during the whole night. He doesn't really 'wake up' fully, I dunno, it's difficult to describe but he's always really tired because of it. He also get sleep paralysis and I have to wake him up from it about twice a week-poor thing :o( Getting your tonsils and adenoids out sounds like it would help it alright, I had my tonsils done when I was 16-it's not that bad at all SaJa!
silver bullet Posts: 176
Hi my father in law suffers from this. He got a machine he puts on like an air mask over his face at night and it helps him. But I'd say his is a bit more severe. It seems to be working for him anyway he has more energy and feels like he can get a full night sleep now along with anyone else that stays in the house as his snoring used to be something unreal
SaJa Posts: 4282
Thanks Willful and Silver Bullet, I sometimes wake gasping for air and I can't remember the last time I had a full nights sleep without waking a few times a night. Got my appointment to see the consultant on the 28th of February so I'll just have to wait and see what he says. Thanks again for the replies. :wv
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