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cant sleep buy an hour or two per nite, snore like never before. wake up from snoring or cant breath. been 3 weeks snice i really slept, brain turning to m8ush. now what
 

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I have the same trouble ,I dont sleep I lay in bed all night ,saterday we were meeting at the boat around 5 am ,lets just say I was there at 2 waiting to go flukin .I tried sleeping pills but nothing works .I been like this for a couple years now
 

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You may want to speak to your medical doctor about possibly going for a sleep study. This is usually done at a hospital and is an overnight stay. After diagnosis, they can either prescribe you a sleep aid (Ambien etc.)or in more serious cases a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)machine which allows you to breath while sleeping. First step is to go see a physician and he can prescribe the appropriate test - you normally do not need to see a Pulmonologist, depends on your insurance.
 

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First step is to go see a physician and he can prescribe the appropriate test
absolutely...my dad has sleep apthnia... he has a mouth piece now that he got from fitted and now everything is a ok....this is no joke its pretty serious! get your self checked out man[up]
 

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thanks. have an appnt, wednesday tommoprrow. im 17 years sobber so thats out. tryed all the otcounter stuff and stayed awake through all of it. its allergy related??? ill find out. thanks.
 

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Sleep Apnea is no joke. I have it, but it's subsided dramatically since I quit smoking and lost weight. Stress also plays a big role. You need to see your physician and he can refer you to a specialist who will conduct a sleep study with you. Many people die every year in their sleep, don't let it be you!
 

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I had sleep apnea, snored, always tired, and use toi wake up choking and gasping for air, very scary. I went to see a doctor and he sent me for a sleep test. Slept over in the hospital with wires attached and they monitor your breathing while you sleep. Well the doctor told me i stopped breathing 80 times a minute during my sleep. He said i was very lucky i never had a stroke. It was one of the severe cases he has seen. He told me i could sleep with a mask that supplies air and opens your airwaves up or i can get an operation for this sleep apnea. Well i am not sleeping with a mask over my face so i went for the operation. Worked 100 percent. Stopped snoring, breathe better and not tired anymore. The surgery was very painful for about 2 weeks after until i healed up. Most sleep apnea and snoring can be stopped bvy losing weight the doctor said.. I was a little overweight not much but the surgery did help. I lost the weight and felt alot better and gained a little weight back and the snoring came back but not as bad but am working on getting the weight off again. So that is my experience with sleep apnea.
 

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My wife has it as well.There has been times I had to shake her to startle her into breathing again.For now until she gets a job(my insurance sucks and won't cover it) she just sleeps on her side or stomach,which seems to help a great deal.

Her second string of defense is myself.I sleep like a log unless she stops breathing then i shake her.


Like everyone said see a doctor,a sleep specialist in particular.I am not sure what all can cause it ,but I know my wife has asthma,& allergies.

I always joke with her that a bear will never break into the house as long as she is snoring,and as long as she is snoring I can sleep.It is when she dosn't snore i lay awake waiting for her to stop breathing.

all jokes aside it is very scary,not just for the one with the sleep apnea, but their loved ones as well.I am terrified one night I may not wake up to "startle her breathing". very very scary indeed
 

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I had a Sergeant, (now retired) that had the surgery to remove his uvula (the little punching bag-thingie in your throat) and the soft-palate at the back of his mouth. This completely solved his apnea.

VERY painful for several weeks, but he lost a bunch of weight (since he couldn't eat) and a month after surgery he was raving how it was the smartest thing he ever did.
 

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Its kinda funny you mentioned this. It seems like the past two weeks, i am dead tired through the day, cant wait to go to sleep, but then at night its hard to sleep.

Last June i went to get my septum straightened, and in the process for the whole thing pretty much figured out i some have kind of sleep apnea. Now keep in mind, im 25, 6'3", and weigh 185. Im called skinny alot. But i was and am usually tired all the time, could go to sleep whenever i sit down, and would wake up still tired. The thing that made it jump out to me was during the test, one of the questions asked if you get tired during reading. I read often, and usually as soon as i start, i get tired pretty quick; the result of your body relaxing. So in a sense, when i cant sleep,I read to make me tired. But anyway, I still have it, and should go do the sleep test, but dont think i really need it. Im not going to wear a mask, and i absolutly do not take meds.

So i guess my point is, your not alone. Try reading to sleep. and should prob go get evaluated. What i also learned is that if you ever get into an accident from falling asleep while driving, you could lose your license and it may be harder to get back than if it was a DWI.

Good luck
 

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I won't repeat Tunatales story as I went through the same thing, surgery and all. At one point during the testing, I stopped breathing for 37 seconds. Surgery was excrutiatingly painful recovery but within weeks I had a new life. PM me if you want a great surgeon for any ear, nose & throat problem!
 

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Send me a PM if you are serious. I know of 2 guys on my local FD who seeked assistance from a specialist and they have nothing but good things to say and they don't look tired anymore.
 
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