Curt wrote:ceborris wrote:I have been waking up gasping off and on for several years, but with no regularity. Most often this happened if I fell asleep in a chair. I had a sleep study done a few years ago and they determined that I did not have apnea (because, as I reported, the gasping/cessation of breathing didn't happen every night) but told me that during the sleep study I did wake up 90-some times in that one night -- not normal for a thirtysomething, non-overweight woman. I continue to wake up gasping on occasion and sometimes will see the entire room in a different color (usually red) because of lack of oxygen. I wonder if the sleep study was incorrect or if I should have another one done. Any thoughts?
I have the same problem. My sleep study showed that I had mild mild apnea. Plus when I did the sleep study, the jumping up and gasping for air didnt happen there :(
They did however give me a cpap machine but no matter what pressure they put it at I'm still jumping up and gasping for air. The techs say they dont know why it's happening and cant figure it out.
I see the same thing as you do. The room is red and sometimes I see images (people, writtings ect.) in red also. I beginning to think my tounge is the culprit. When I am awake I can stop my breathing with my tuonge.... cant explain how I can do it but I can. I'm assuming that this is what is happening when I start to fall alseep. I normally jump up within seconds of dozing off.
I hope this helps.
Anonymous wrote:damnidunno wrote:I was wondering if everyone with severe or any type of sleep apnea wakes up gasping for air and they remember it?
Bro, I freak out all night long gasping for air in a panic. Including feeling numb and convulsing and it feels like I'm going to die. Most nights I don't even want to go to sleep. I have the cpap machine (resmed s8 compact) with the nasal mask, but I'm not sure it's working. My pressure is at 8.2 and I should probably have them up it. I'm pretty sure my tongue is blocking my airway. So yes, I gasp for air and I remember every time I do it, because it's horrific. Does anyone else have this happen to them.
s4burf wrote:I went to the doc because I had been feeling lightheaded and tingly in extremities. I showed slightly elevated blood pressure, so we began working on that....