- May 13, 2019
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Hey brother giggy. Buddy if you know you've got sleep apnea, you've got to do something about it. Especially if you're experiencing Narcolepsy, as you describe. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea about 25 years ago after complaining about chronic fatigue. While I tried cpap, & bipap for 5-6 years, without any noticeable difference. I simply quit using them for the past several years. Last year I was diagnosed with problems with gas exchange in my lungs, and a thickening of the walls of my upper heart. Both directly caused by severe chronic sleep apnea. I seriously was considering Inspire therapy, until the surgeon told me that I was in the grey area on whether it would work for me or not. The surgery, implant, and follow up was too expensive to risk going through for a maybe to me. So I looked into a dental appliance that gently shifts your jaw forward while asleep. Essentially keeping your airway unimpeded. So far, so good. This appliance isn't like the snore no more, although that may work for some, it has to be fitted by a dentist who specializes in them. The dental appliance may, or may not be right for you, but you've got other options worth looking into. People actually die from sleep apnea while they're asleep. Almost like an infant that has SIDS. But the long term effects of untreated SA is just as frightening. One can only imagine the brain damage from stopping breathing for prolonged periods while unconscious over the years. Check out your options.i have sleep apnea, and don't use the machine. i have no problem going to sleep and never have had. my problem is staying awake, i can't get still without nodding off.
The Drs and I are working on it. I dont drink. Im not against it, I just dont have a taste for it. I may need to get a taste for it at this rate lol. Im 50, and believe me. I miss being able to sleepThats definitely not good for your heart. Sleep is very important. I drink a few beers ad smoke a joint at night and i sleep pretty good. I do get up to pee once or twice but im almost 65 so thats normal.