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Old 12-24-2017, 03:11 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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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?
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Old 12-24-2017, 03:21 AM
 
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stop sleeping with the cat

three times? I blame work or life stress or both. or blame the cat for interrupting rem sleep cycle
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Old 12-24-2017, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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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?
I experience this occasionally as well - and do think it has to do w/ sleep apnea. I'd research more about apnea and see if there's some online screening test that you can do to find out more. I have a similar problem occasionally but haven't discussed w/ my MD who I see once a year -
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Old 12-24-2017, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I experience this occasionally as well - and do think it has to do w/ sleep apnea. I'd research more about apnea and see if there's some online screening test that you can do to find out more. I have a similar problem occasionally but haven't discussed w/ my MD who I see once a year -
I think you are probably right: it has to do with Sleep apnea but I too have not had a discussion with my doctor. I am guessing all of us have some problems with sleep A.
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Old 12-24-2017, 06:06 AM
 
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Google sleep clinics in your area and set up an appointment. they will give you a sleep study device that you wear next sleep cycle it records several factors related to your sleeping, they will then probably prescribe you buy and use a CPAP machine to prevent further breathing abnormalities during sleep
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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It could be sleep apnea, but waking up choking also happens to people who suffer from GERD. Time to consult a doctor.
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Google sleep clinics in your area and set up an appointment. they will give you a sleep study device that you wear next sleep cycle it records several factors related to your sleeping, they will then probably prescribe you buy and use a CPAP machine to prevent further breathing abnormalities during sleep
For insurance to cover, you'll likely need a referral. These can be quite expensive and the full charge can be several thousand dollars though they're typically heavily "discounted" and your insurance should pay most of that balance.
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Old 12-24-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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Its rare that you would do a sleep study and not get recommended a CPAP at the end of it, its a bit of a racket.
My sleep study found i was stopping breathing 88 times a night, snoring like crazy and the doc says it was putting a major strain on my heart which equated to me being tired all the time,so i got the CPAP machine, cost $2600 but as i live in Canada our healthcare coverage paid the full price for it.
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Its rare that you would do a sleep study and not get recommended a CPAP at the end of it, its a bit of a racket.
My sleep study found i was stopping breathing 88 times a night, snoring like crazy and the doc says it was putting a major strain on my heart which equated to me being tired all the time,so i got the CPAP machine, cost $2600 but as i live in Canada our healthcare coverage paid the full price for it.
I'm pretty sure I will be prescribed one. My father has traveled w/ me in hotels and I can hear him through the walls and he has the same thing but never diagnosed. I wish he'd get seen for it (80+ yrs old). This stuff probably passes down through generations I'm sure. Me? I drink a couple of light beers in the afternoon and I'm sure that doesn't help.
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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Usually its the partner who notices the sleep maladies as to the sleeper they are oblivious to the snoring and subsequent cessation of breathing for short periods of time.
Some reading on the issue = https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/snoring-basics
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