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Not Sure If My Husband Has Sleep Apnea

Postby Amy » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:09 pm

Hi, I'm not sure if my husband had sleep apnea. I think he does because of his symtoms. When he's sleeping he weezes and grunts and snores a lot. He also jumps a lot too. He does this all night. He also has night sweats. When he wakes up the sheet is soaked and he wakes up with a headaches. Then during the day he's tired all the time. He falls alsleep sitting up or he lays down and sleeps. Now he tells me that during the day he can't seem to get a deep breath ever.

This scares me. My husband is in a wheelchair he has been since birth. It will be hard for him to go to the sleep study. I'm just worried that he may have a heart attack because they say it can lead to that.

Please give me any advice. Thanks Amy
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Re: Not Sure If My Husband Has Sleep Apnea

Postby Mike » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:18 pm

Amy wrote:Hi, I'm not sure if my husband had sleep apnea. I think he does because of his symtoms. When he's sleeping he weezes and grunts a lot. He also jumps a lot too. He does this all night. He also has night sweats. When he wakes up the sheet is soaked and he wakes up with a headaches. Then during the day he's tired all the time. He falls alsleep sitting up or he lays down and sleeps. Now he tells me that during the day he can't seem to get a deep breath ever.

This scares me. My husband is in a wheelchair he has been since birth. It will be hard for him to go to the sleep study. I'm just worried that he may have a heart attack because they say it can lead to that.

Please give me any advice. Thanks Amy


Amy,

Welcome! Usually snoring is one of the big indicators for sleep apnea, as well as observing the actual apnea (cessation of breathing) It does sound like he would do well to get in to speak with a doctor about it tho. Here is a Link to the common symptoms of Sleep Apnea Click Here

Please let us know how it goes!

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Postby rested gal » Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:28 pm

Hi Amy,

I think your instinct is right on target. As Mike said, a consultation with a sleep doctor would be a very, very good idea.

You mentioned:

My husband is in a wheelchair he has been since birth. It will be hard for him to go to the sleep study.


While going to a sleep clinic for a full PSG sleep study is best, perhaps the sleep doctor would consider an at-home sleep study of some kind, to make things a bit easier for both you and your husband.
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Postby Jeff » Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:39 am

It sounds like SA. I heard that the sound of me sleeping without a PAP machine was like sawing logs, then hitting knots. The knots are where the breathing stops. Go see a sleep doctor, ENT or pulmologist. Any of these can order a sleep study. Most sleep labs are very accomodating, and can be like sleeping at a friends house. It's very strange, but cool. Many of them are set up like a nice bedroom, right down to furniture and wallpaper (the camera is the only part I found unsettling). The staff are usually kind and capable, and have helped many people get into bed with physical difficulties.

You have nothing to lose by having him get a sleep study; and potentially a lot to gain.
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