Anyone have sleep apnea?

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by LTorino, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. LTorino Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have been having an awful time being tired all the time and sleeping all day when I don't have to be awake for something. I'm getting tested for sleep apnea. Was wondering if anyone has experience with it? Thanks for your time.
     
  2. Bamboozled Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2018
    Messages:
    11,292
    Likes Received:
    1,174
    Location:
    Grinding in the Film Room
    Dude you get to be like darth vader

    I dont have it and dont want it.
     
  3. NewS Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    914
    Likes Received:
    44
    I had it, after removing the tonsils it seems to be gone, or at least the last sleeping test was regular
     
  4. Ottawaguy Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    21,812
    Likes Received:
    5,316
    Location:
    On my bike, or gone fishing
    I found out that here in Ontario, if a doctor puts you on the darth vader machine and you don’t use it, they report you to the Ministry of Transport and they can suspend your license as they assume that you don’t get enough sleep to drive safely. The machine sends data back so they can tell if you use it or not.
     
  5. punky brewster Red Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2013
    Messages:
    7,736
    Likes Received:
    5
    Lost 30 pounds. Boom, fixed.
     
  6. Eazy123 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2015
    Messages:
    6,009
    Likes Received:
    176
    Weight isn't always a factor in sleep apnea. I'm 6"3' 200 lbs and have it. I was put on a machine and always tore it off in my sleep.

    The handful of times I slept a full night on one, I slept really well but i tried all sorts of masks and none would fit right and would leak all the time.

    And waking up with red lines all over your face is never fun.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2018
  7. ThunderL1ps Red Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2013
    Messages:
    8,569
    Likes Received:
    201
    Over diagnosed. The doctor I saw at this sleep clinic was trying to tell me I had it even before I did a sleep study. I walked out and never went back.

    Recently I found out from an osteopath that I had issues with my sternum (three bones doing all different things), due to either a bicycle accident as a child or adult, a car crash or a judo injury, which may have explained why I was having breathing issues. My collarbone was even jammed into my sternum, which was against an artery that goes up into my neck. My GP diagnosed me with mild asthma as a teen. I am already breathing better thanks to the osteopath.

    Lesson here: everyone try to justify their profession. If your intuition tells you something isn't right with what you are being told, do some more investigation.
     
  8. greygoose Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2006
    Messages:
    4,565
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Tennessee :(
    I was supposed to have completed a sleep test about 15 years ago, but I just put it off and never opted in. I just don't have the time for that. I could be getting terrible sleep in the mean time, naw mean?
     
  9. Philo-Publius Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2014
    Messages:
    17,403
    Likes Received:
    3,553
    Yep. I have it. I use a CPAP every night.
     
  10. Goon Dog Furio Belt

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    8,684
    Likes Received:
    1,029
    Location:
    Carolina
    CPAP is my best friend. I was pulling over to nap on the after work commute - less than an hour and I couldn't stay awake. Nodding off during meetings. The machine changed my life and that's no exaggeration.
     
  11. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Messages:
    51,779
    Likes Received:
    5,585
    Location:
    NorCal
    You can always try the Breathe Right strips as a cheap and less invasive solution if you have mild apnea. I've heard some say it helps. I don't think it does anything if your condition is serious.

    I fear it. My paternal grandfather was never a pound overweight his entire life, until the day he died in his mid-90's, and he had an awful case of it at the end. That machine looks like an instrument of torture.
     
  12. Renard Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2016
    Messages:
    7,518
    Likes Received:
    1,347
    Weight is only a factor in obstructive sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea is an issue with the brain.
     
  13. Goon Dog Furio Belt

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    8,684
    Likes Received:
    1,029
    Location:
    Carolina
    It was horrible at first, but you get used to it. I sleep well with the small nasal mask but need the full face mask when allergies have me stuffy. That mask sucks. Still, I feel much better rested even with that one than without the machine. I was almost never reaching REM sleep before.
     
  14. Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Messages:
    41,739
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    Merica
    I was going to have a sleep test, but I had my tonsils removed due to having strep throat so often. Ever since then, I feel like I don't have issues at all. I had really big tonsils.
     
  15. hillelslovak87 Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2017
    Messages:
    34,314
    Likes Received:
    3,419
    Get it taken care of asap. I have an overweight friend who has it, and has not done anything about it. Like 10 years ago his mom died from a heart attack, and I would like to see him not fuck with his heart as well.
     
  16. milenss Red Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    8,618
    Likes Received:
    162
    I guess this Apnea thing happens when you regularly undersleep for work.
     
  17. MadSquabbles500 Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2011
    Messages:
    28,246
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    New Jersey now Queens
    I get sleepy when I drive especially when I have driven same route several days in a row. Is that the same thing? And I dont drive far. I always wondered the heck is wrong with me.

    I am find myself driving less now, and when i drive teh familiar routes, I find I can handle it now that I dont have to drive back to back to back to back days. I wonder how the bus and cab drivers or delivery people handle this.
     
  18. Clippy Do I amaze you?

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2015
    Messages:
    51,408
    Likes Received:
    14,751
    Location:
    An office
    I have peanut butter sandwich apnea :(
     
  19. kahiljabroni Black Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Messages:
    6,505
    Likes Received:
    577
    My dog has it...I sleep with ease plugs in as a result
     
  20. Strychnine Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    33,186
    Likes Received:
    5,406
    Location:
    Georgia, USA
    Yup!
    I have it and I didn't get diagnosed until my mid-forties. I was in the military and I'd get a full night's sleep and I'd be falling asleep in meetings. My job required me to be on my feet a lot and whenever I sat down, my eyelids would get heavy.

    After I retired and I got a surgery done, the nurses told me in the recovery room that when I was on the table, I was gasping for air. They told me to get checked ASAP. I did and I had sleep apnea when I was active duty, I just chalked it up to tiredness. Going to the doctor, I'd be nodding off in traffic... NOT GOOD.

    I talked to a therapist and thought it had to do with weight gain. They told me that's a false assumption. Some people just wear out those muscles in the throat and some just have weak ones. Look at it like this.


    [​IMG]
    Arnold looking TST.

    [​IMG]
    Arnold looking T & S.

    I use the nasal pillows and it's been a Godsend!

    Get checked.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.