Forgive me if I've asked this before. I know I meant to but couldn't find a post on it.
Does anyone know what causes this:
I don't snore and I am not a mouth breather. I don't open my mouth when I'm asleep.
But sometimes when I'm sleeping my daughter says I make two different kinds of weird noises in my throat when I exhale. Some are like a short hum, some are similar to a snore but not exactly like a snore. She says it's difficult to describe the sound. My mouth is closed the whole time.
Since I'm asleep, I don't know exactly what they sound like, but sometimes I'm aware of them as I'm falling asleep, and sometimes they wake me. It does feel like my voice is trying to make sounds.
It has been noticed by my family when I've fallen asleep on the sofa while watching tv without my bipap. I have experienced also while sleeping with the bipap. It wasn't mentioned on any of my sleep studies so I must not have done it on those nights.
Oh...and even though it's exhalation and not inhalation, I sense that something is 'wrong' with my breathing at those times. I think that's why I wake up.