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Mild sleep apnea

Discussion in 'Sleep Disturbance' started by Marky, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Marky

    Marky Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    So for some years now i have had episodes where i wake up feeling anxious/outofit, and with a fast heartbeat. I thought it made sense to check for sleep apnea

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    The doctor said its completely normal, but as far as I understand 5 apneas per hour is considered mild sleep apnea, and I think its weird my average oxygen saturation has dropped to 94 % from 98 % in the span of three years too (deconditioning?). Should be noted that when i get tachycardia episodes after the apneas the oxygen saturation increase to 100 %.

    I know a lot of ME-patients get sleep apnea. What does it tell us? Something going on with the nervous system? I find it really weird.. Im 29 years old, not overweight, and i stop to breathe in my sleep 5 times an hour a night. How is that normal?

    Sorry im a little frustrated in how everything is just brushed off

    Anyone else with apnea events?
     
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  2. Jaybee00

    Jaybee00 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I started having medium, not mild, sleep apnea maybe a year prior to the point of no return of my MECFS. I hadn’t had any apnea prior to this. I got a CPAP machine but I didn’t feel any better after using it, so I stopped using it.

    I believe the underlying MECFS causes the sleep disturbances, not the other way around.

    BTW, why are your results in English, and not in Norwegian?
     
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  3. Marky

    Marky Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yea that seems like a feasible explanation doesn`t it?

    Lol i wondered about that too, but at least it was convenient for sharing them here
     
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    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "average oxygen saturation has dropped to 94 % from 98 %"

    Is that the wrong way round?
     
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    Marky Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    No it was 98 % some years ago, but I guess i phrased it an unusual order:)
     
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    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Sorry - I should have realised my brain fog was worse than usual!
     
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