Snoring Could Be A Sign of Sleep Apnea

3 thoughts on “Snoring Could Be A Sign of Sleep Apnea

  1. Gerty Gift says:

    I thought it was interesting that you can have a higher chance of heart attack, heart failure or even strokes. My husband was talking about how he thinks he is having a problem with sleep apnea. I think that knowing how serious it is will make us take it more seriously and see about treatment options.

  2. I didn’t know that sleep apnea can prevent you from achieving REM sleep since it can cause you to wake up frequently. My wife has been waking up in the middle at night and seems to be constantly gasping for air while she sleeps, I’m worried that she might not be getting very much rest. It might be a good idea to find a professional who can help treat my wife’s sleep apnea.

    1. PERF says:

      Dear Stefan,

      I am less concerned about the lack of REM sleep than I am of some other possible problems causing this gasping of air while she is sleeping. You are right, it would be a very good idea for your wife to be evaluated by a pulmonary physician. You should accompany her so that you can describe what you have observed.

      In the meantime, you both should consider any possible problems noted while she is awake. Note the number of hours she probably sleeps, unusual sleepiness during the day especially while driving, headaches, trouble concentrating or balancing her checkbook, fatigue or anything else not typical before are all worth mentioning. This may be nothing serious. She is so fortunate to have a caring husband that wants to make sure.

      With best wishes,

      Mary Burns, RN, BS

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