kcesnana wrote:yes , he has started cpap and it did not work. After seeing an ent specialist , he had surgery for a deviated septum and tonsils etc. removed. Waiting to restart cpap. Hope he will get back to his oldself
thank you for the encouragement
kces1nana wrote:Has anyone noticed whether themselves or someone else with severe sleep apnea develop personality changes? My husbands sleep apnea went undiagnosed for years and we've seen him change to a very grumpy and forgetful man.I was told this lack of oxygen to the brain over time causes cellular damage and it may or may not reverse after using the cpap and surgery.
BillA wrote:I have only been on the Cpap for a week now, first few days were adjustment days (got little real sleep yet those small blocks were REAL smooth cpap sleep) last 4 days have been awesome solid sleep, I wake up and my back is not sore from snoring, I see in the mirror my eyes are clear and white not bloodshot, I am more relaxed already and wife said I am overall in a better mood, and I can see/feel that too.
I have a 5 yr old that can "test" my patience, but I gotta say even I feel it's been easier taking care of her (I am MR Mom btw) than it has in weeks/months past and she even spilled Coke on the rug yesterday and normally I would have flipped, but I jumped up (not as worn out/tired anymore) got the stain kit out and we cleaned it up as I explained to her how we learn from accidents.
So yeah its sorta like I have taken a happy pill just having good sleep each night, i hope it never goes away actually..
cyncyn wrote:I can say that it has changed my memory. Everyone used to call me when they couldn't remember the details of something, the odd useless trivia question, and now I can barely remember anything. I start watching a brand new never before seen episode of something on TV, and my husband tells me we've already seen it. I would say I am more withdrawn now, because I am so afraid of repeating myself and being laughed at for being so forgetful. I also don't join in on coversations because of transposing words or saying the wrong words and once again being humiliated.
I have been on Bipap since April, and haven't noticed a change in that area.
Anonymous wrote:Thanks all for your input,
It has been 3 weeks since his surgery and he still snores alot!!!. His mood is horrible. Up and then down at any moment. His memory is also very bad. He gets mean(in word/tone) and acts childlike in his demeaner much of the time. I am concerned about any permanent problems from the years he was deprived of sleep and oxygen. This has progressively gotten worse over the last few years, till finally the doctors did listen to me a little. What else can I do? Are there other treatments besides the cpap that could help?I am having difficulty in dealing with this changed man. It is hard on our teenagers too.