(Closed) I think my FI has sleep apnea :(

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Backyard

Sleep apnea can have a significant impact on one’s quality of life and risk for developing certain diseases, including risk of cardiovascular disease, mood swings, headaches, and daytime fatigue. It sounds like he might have central sleep apnea, which is where the brain actually “forgets” to send the signal to breathe. 

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sleep-apnea/DS00148

If it really is central sleep apnea (as compared to obstructive sleep apnea) it could be a sign of something more serious and he should see a doctor, if not just to order a sleep study. 

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003997.htm

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If he is doing this a lot, then he really needs to be checked on. It can definitely lead to serious issues like RedRoses noted…especially for the health of his heart. If he does have sleep apnea, it puts an extra strain on the heart while he sleeps and eventually can lead to further issues. Has he ever had a sleep study performed? If he is overweight, you can look into him losing a couple of pounds and that may help the situation

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would recommend you get him checked out at a sleep clinic. My dad has it bad and it can be very serious. It is scary to watch him if he falls asleep without the machine because he’s basically gasping for breath. It’s bad enough that once when he forgot a part on vacation and the local drugstore was closed for the evening, the pharmacist went in to work after he was already home to get the part for him because he was concerned about my dad spending a night without it. There have been recent studies, too, that show a potential link between sleep apnea and depression, so I think it can only do good to get him checked out. I hope you don’t mind me asking, but is he overweight? My dad never had it when he was very thin, but he gained a lot of weight due to meds and has had it ever since.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If he goes to his doc they will order a sleep study, and then you won’t have to worry! I think it’s always better to know, than not. Also, try Not to worry its easily treated with cpap.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I definitely recommend him getting checked out ASAP.  Better safe than sorry!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

being overweight pertains to obstructive sleep apnea, like another bee said, central sleep apnea occurs in the brain. It will be expensive without insurance, but Your best bet would obviously be to see a doc.

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