My doctor thinks I might have obstructive sleep apnea. I have some symptoms; loud snoring, major fatigue throughout the day, not feeling well rested when waking up (or really all day), waking up in the middle of the night, obesity. But I feel like the main symptom of OSA is waking up gasping for breath. Does anyone diagnosed with OSA not wake up gasping for breath?
Has anyone had success with natural or over the counter stimulants? Apparently there is a shortage of CPAPs and I have already been waiting almost 4 months for one. Meanwhile I am struggling at work every day nodding off and can't get into my doctor until next year. I need help managing. I tried upping my caffeine intake and it helps me not fall asleep but it makes the quality of my sleep worse. I also have to nap every day just to function.
What have you found that helps with sleep apnea? My doctors keep pointing in this direction for my symptoms, but I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep with a CPAP or any dental device. I’d like to hear how others have fared with those types of interventions or if there are any other things that helped better.
I've seen a doctor's and nurse practitioner at a sleep neurology center after being diagnosed with sleep apnea, I'm still absolutely tired I sleep all night and wake up still tired I was on iron for a while as per the nurse practitioner directions but it wasn't helping, what should I do? I can't get anything done because I'm always exhausted.
I’ve been having some unexplainable heart problems for a few months that just seem to be getting worse, and although I haven’t been diagnosed with it, have just recently developed what seems to be central sleep apnea. I can’t get any sleep because of it and am really worried about my overall condition. Can’t see my doctor for the next 1-2 days. Although, I know I shouldn’t, I’ve been looking up my symptoms and reading about the link between heart disorders and sleep apnea. I’ve stressed myself out so much because of it. Anyone have any advice/anyone experiencing something similar?
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Anxiety (Including GAD)