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Old 12-24-2017, 09:15 PM
 
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Sounds like sleep apnea to me, try not to sleep on your back. I have it, and had a sleep study done and of course it didn't happen then, and they tried to tell me it was anxiety. But since then I've had two people witness it, and it's apnea. I only get it when I'm on my back.
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Old 12-25-2017, 10:44 AM
 
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The snoring may be irritating to a partner its what goes on between the snoring that can be deadly as many times thats when the cessation of breathing occurs.
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Old 12-25-2017, 11:55 AM
 
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I recently waked up and was gasping for air like the wind had been knocked out of me. This has only happened to me about 3 times but it is scary. Is this sleep apnea or something different?
Don't ask us, go see a sleep specialist. You need a sleep study
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Old 12-25-2017, 11:58 AM
 
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Does your sinuses/nasal-passage feel congested or closed/partially-closed.

When I get a really stuffy nose, my nighttime breathing can be quite challenging(I am used to breathing out my nose, as opposed to my mouth.).
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Old 12-25-2017, 12:07 PM
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Does your sinuses/nasal-passage feel congested or closed/partially-closed.

When I get a really stuffy nose, my nighttime breathing can be quite challenging(I am used to breathing out my nose, as opposed to my mouth.).
This is just what I was going to say. After waking up gasping several times, I did a course of Fluticasone (Flonase) and it cleared up.
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Old 12-25-2017, 12:42 PM
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In all likelihood, you have obstructive sleep Apnea. For years my primary care doc would look in my throat and comment that I would have apnea sooner or later. His instructions were clear.

"If your wife ever tells you you were gasping for air at night, come back and we will do a sleep study."

After several years, she did, and I did. I had lots of wakeups and got a CPAP. That was 1997, been on one 20 years.

Apnea is nothing to mess with. Reggie White, legendary defensive end for Green Bay, died of sleep apnea in 2004.

Good luck
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Old 12-25-2017, 07:06 PM
 
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I did this once and it scared the bejeebus out of me. I believe it's sleep apnea. Please be mindful of how you sleep. Try to keep your airway open. Sleep on your side or sleep with your head tilted back. I'm serious as a heart attack. (and your heart was probably pounding at the time) Reggie White's family would like to educate everyone about the seriousness of sleep apnea.
https://www.medpagetoday.com/primary...pdisorders/298

OH Mikala, my other has it. I would lay awake waiting for him to start breathing again. I can't sleep with him now. I sleep on the couch. Drives me crazy. He did a sleep study. "mild. not a problem." UGH yes. it's a problem.
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Old 12-25-2017, 08:42 PM
 
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Sounds like sleep apnea to me, try not to sleep on your back. I have it, and had a sleep study done and of course it didn't happen then, and they tried to tell me it was anxiety. But since then I've had two people witness it, and it's apnea. I only get it when I'm on my back.
I do not sleep on my back I sleep on my side. Any one know if health insurance covers at least part of a sleep study because I looked it up and they are expensive.
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Old 12-25-2017, 09:52 PM
 
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My sister has heart condition - arryhthmia--which is under control now but can jump out of rhythm for various reasons--stress, meds, dehydration if persistant, and sleep apnea--
She has the breathing machine---had hard time taking that test because she is overweight and can only sleep on one particular side--
The sleep machine they tested her on the night in the lab had hoses on side she needs to sleep on--too uncomfortable to get night's sleep so don't know how accuate her test was--

I wonder if her undiagnosed sleep apnea might not have had influence on her heart condition

Have friends/married couple where wife is daughter of long time friend--her husband has always been joshed for his strong snoring--
One vacation they made him sleep in the loft of house they rented in PCB because he snored so loudly...he is supposed to wear some type of sleep appliance to alleviate the snorting but not the breathing machine so many sleep apnea people have
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Old 12-25-2017, 10:07 PM
 
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I do not sleep on my back I sleep on my side. Any one know if health insurance covers at least part of a sleep study because I looked it up and they are expensive.
It's covered.

As a cynical aside I would like to add... "the reason they are so expensive is because they are covered".

I had the same problem as you. It turned out to be mild sleep apnea, and I was prescribed a CPAP. That was a couple of years ago. I use it some nights but not all. My wife, on the other hand uses her every night. Made a huge difference with her.

They will tell you how may times during the night you stopped breathing and for how long, and so forth.
Sleep apnea in dangerous, though, so get it checked.

I have a friend who had it so bad they woke him up in the middle of the study. Sent him home and had him come into the pulmanologist office the next day! He was prescribed a BiPAP, which breaths both in and out for you.
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