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Kittens McTavish
Unread post  Post subject: Does he have sleep apnea?  |  Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:46 pm
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I was diagnosed in October and have benefited greatly from my therapy so far. My question is about my husband. Now that I'm "hip" to the symptoms, I think he may also have it. For well over two years, he's had some odd sleep habits. He snores like a chainsaw about half the time. Approximately 3-4 times a week, he has what I call "fighting ninja" episodes; running, kicking and punching in his sleep. (I make him face away from me after having been kicked a few times!)

When he is in Fighting Ninjas mode, he does not snore at all; in fact, he seems to be either not breathing or breathing so shallowly that it's almost undetectable. However, he doesn't choke or gasp when the episodes are over, just goes back to snoring. The Fighting Ninja episodes (there are several per night) last about 10 minutes each. On the occasions I've woken him when he's punching or kicking, he tells me he was having a nightmare. One time it was wild dogs attacking him; another time it was "gang-bangers." I don't wake him during the episodes anymore, because at least he's being quiet! :roll:

Just over a year ago, his doctor arranged for an at-home sleep study (he had to wear a device on his finger for 3 nights) and concluded he was fine. But of course, the at-home study isn't comprehensive, and I'm not convinced there isn't some kind of issue. I've been trying to talk him into doing an on-site study, but he says he doesn't want to spend the $$, and "I already sleep 10-12 hours a night, so it's not a big deal." (That alone concerns me!)

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Unread post  Post subject: Re: Does he have sleep apnea?  |  Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:59 pm
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> He snores like a chainsaw about half the time.

He should use a cpap just for that....

1) so YOU can sleep,
2) because snoring, in and of itself is detrimental to health, he's working harder for air, so not getting as good rest as otherwise.

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