I think I might have sleep apnea? Im so scared!?
Im afraid I have sleep apnea. I woke up once the other night because I felt like i coudlnt breathe. I live with my bf and he tells me i dont snore. I am sooooo scared because I read online this could be life threatening and I can have a heartattack or a stroke. Is this really life threatening? THis only happened once to me.
Sleep apnea. 16 year old male?
Hi all :), Recently about 5 months ago I woke up about 2 times finding it hard to catch my breath. Whenever this situation occurs, I notice that my throat feels like it's being blocked by something, but after few seconds it clears up, this same situation also happened to be while I was falling a sleep about 1 week ago. Even at times when I am in my classes it feels like my throat is swelling up, and it gets a little harder to breath at times. The though of allergies came to my mind, but I went to the doctor and found out I am not allergic to anything. I am a 16 year old male, I weigh 140 lbs I am 5'5 and I run 29.3 at 300yrd dash, and run 1 mile (1600meters) in 6.54. I've been doing track just only for one year, and soccer for 4 years. I also notices at times I just run out of breath even when I am sitting down ( in front of the computer or during class, and my heart starts pounding really fast without a paced rhythm and at time it goes pretty slower than normal which scares me. The reason why I am really concerned about this is because of the fact that I found out this is a really life threatening thing which occurs MOSTLY in obese i people but am not obese and I am pretty much in shape. But I guess it happens to non-obese too. Anyone knows what else might be causing this? or am I just freaking out for no reason, is this really sleep apnea?
Sleep Apnea or panic attack?
I just now woke up after being asleep for about an hour gasping for breath and my heart beating quickly. I had to elevate myself and open the window to help me breathe but I'm still a little out of breath. Scared the sh** out of me. My question is, is this sleep apnea or just a panic attack? I'm not over weight and i dont snore loudly or anything like that. My mom and maternal grandfather have a history of sleep apnea. I also have anxiety problems that cause me to have panic attacks. I was also diagnosed with a mild case of asthma about a year ago after being exposed to mold in a family members house. I'm not required to use an inhaler. This problem with me waking up suddenly and noticing I can't breathe happens a few times every 6 months. After I wake up I freak out like i feel like I'm dying. I take deep breaths and have to stay up for an hour in order to feel normal again. Is this sleep apnea, part of my anxiety disorder, or asthma? I know I need to go to a doc but with no insurance and no money its kind of hard to do. Trying to do some research before hand.
I'm 13 years old and I think I have sleep apnea. What should I do?
What you shouldn't do is ask complete strangers who in all likelihood lack any medical background. See a doctor. Consider that your self-diagnosis may be quite wrong. Perhaps you're dealing with something very different, something that can easily be treated. But see a doctor. He/She can give you a definite diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Your doctor could also recommend useful reading materials or an appropriate website. But please don't accept the opinions of people who never met you and may lack any medical training. Please consider that things are rarely as bad as we fear or as good as we hope. Usually they fall somewhere in between. Good luck.
Does my English Bulldog have sleep apnea?
Not necessarily "wrong" - most bulldogs have a minor form of sleep apnea (like most overweight humans do). If you have not done so already, take your boy to a vet specializing in (or at least VERY familiar with) brachycephalic breeds and have them check for an elongated palate or crimped snares (extremely narrow nostrils), which would make breathing harder for him - and would be more noticable during heavy sleeping. P.S. Don't trust a vet's word on their experience/expertise, get references from your breeder or bulldog rescue, or your local bulldog club. Other people that can give references: French Bulldog, Pug, or Pekingese breeders, clubs or rescues.
What happens if you stop breathing while sleeping?
I'm afraid to go to sleep. Last night while I was trying to go to sleep I found myself gasping for breath a lot. I couldn't even tell if I was breathing or not. I was freaking out thinking I would die in my sleep. I looked this up and most places said that in most cases you will wake up gasping for breath, but it also said you could die (but they said that's rare). I've never had a problem like this before, so what's causing it? I usually don't snore or anything (I only do when I have a cold). The only thing that was different about last night was that I was crying which made my nose sort of stuffed up. Could it just be that? I'm really afraid it could be sleep apnea or something. I guess another thing I'm really wondering is this: If I stop breathing in my sleep and I suffocate to death, will it hurt? That's what I'm most afraid of. I'm not afraid of death, I'm afraid of dying painfully. Oh and I'm 15, if that matters.
My Fitbit tracker shows that my sleep is terrible, and I'm freaking out. How do I know it's actually accurate?
You should not overlook the obvious possibility that you have some sort of undiagnosed sleep disorder. My company works with Arima Health, Sleep Clinics of America and ResMed to help people with sleep problems. If you feel that your sleep is an issue you should get a home sleep test just to be sure.Your FitBit Charge HR is a terrible sleep tracker. Even if you deactivate sensitive sleep mode, the results you get from the device are inconsistent and inaccurate. I have been collecting sleep data for over 5 years and my company is in the process of launching a new service to track sleep data on over 278,000 members.There are a few better options.#1 ResMed S+ Sleep SensorThis thing is amazing. The sleep results you get with this are very accurate and includes sleep modes and zones. I have more than 1 year of sleep data on this device. It is an expensive device at $299 but it is worth it.#2 Microsoft Band 2This device is incredible. Just as accurate as the ResMed S+ but in convenient band form. Not many people know about it, but it is one of the best sleep trackers on the market. I have over 5 years of sleep data using this device. The band is $250 and not very user friendly, but it works great.#3 Samsung Gear Fit 2The best mainstream solution I could find was the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and the Health App that it has. The device was $150 and it works well enough. Inexpensive and reliable.
I have trouble falling asleep wearing my sleep apnea mask. What can I try?
I hate that thing. I've tried every trick in the book but if it's already hard to fall asleep and then you have to gear up with all those straps, sleep just becomes a passing thought. I finally gave it up completely. My sleep doctor finally sent me to a special dentist who made me a quite simple remedy. I just started so it's not a sure thing yet but I have some small successes in the last couple of weeks. He makes a mold of my teeth and the bottom teeth hooks to your top teeth. You slowly increase the distance of your jaw forward which opens your throat and creates more space to breathe. I'm a little freaked out about being trapped in that thing and I take more tranqualizers to get me to sleep but I see the potential of getting used to it. On the plus side you cannot talk while wearing it which makes my boyfriend positively giddy. No snoring and no talking!! Win win!
Sleep Apnea? My dad has it but won't go to the doctor.?
My dad is very stubborn. I am so sure he has sleep apnea because I looked up the symptoms and he pretty much matches all of them. Loud snoring, long pauses in his breathing (20-30 seconds), extreme sleepiness throughout the day, irritability, fatigue, mood changes, and headaches. Sleep apnea can cause serious problems in one's life and I am so scared for my father. When ever we go out to a hotel on vacation and have to sleep in the same room, I can hear the pauses in his breathing and it freaks me out because I am afraid he is going to die or something. I asked him why he doesn't go to the doctor so he can get treatment, but he insisted that everything was okay. My dad hates admitting he is wrong. How can I convince him that he needs to see a doc asap so he won't have to continue having these problems? Its really taking a toll on me also (the irritability and mood changes). Thanks for taking the time to read this. :]
Is this Sleep paralysis, Sleep apnea, or neither?
Ugh... about 4 years ago i was asleep then all of a sudden i find myself not being able to breathe, it felt like my lungs were closed shut. Then a couple seconds later after waking up in a panic i am able to breathe. About 2 years ago i had a similar experience. I was asleep when all of a sudden i felt like i couldn't breathe again. So i woke up but then realized i couldn't move my body. I was awake because i could here everyone but i couldn't open my eyes/breathe/move any part of my body. It felt horrible but then after a couple seconds (which seem like forever) i was able to breathe and move again. I fell right back asleep and i the stupid event repeated!!! So i didn't fall asleep for the rest of the night. Now for the last month i've had these stupid freaky events. Yup. there's no longer any 2 year gaps. I've had the not being able to breathe thing twice and the not being able to move and breathe twice as well. What the hell is up with me?!?!?!