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  • 20 days ago

    Central sleep apnea

    Even with CPAP ASV, I'm averaging 4 hours a night in 2 hour blocks. I've been on the machine for about 4 months and nothing has gotten better... But when I wake up, I have discolored legs with swelling on both sides even keeping my feet elevated. When I get up to move, it feels like gravity was turned way up. What can cause all this? Up till 2 years ago, I had no issues at all. I'm 37.
  • 22 days ago

    Go days with NO sleep and than get 8-7-10 hours and go again for days it's pathetic and I think it is slowly going to kill me.

    I have always (even as a newborn) my mom use to say I slept 12 hours at a time, she'd have to wake me to feed me and than back to sleep. When I started school and thru high school I would come home have to have a nap of at least 1-2 hours and go to bed at a regular time. I guess I used up all my sleeping hours, these past 8 years I've had insomnia horribly and I honestly think it could kill me. I have a very hard time falling asleep, not because of caffeine because most everything I drink....
  • 22 days ago

    Can you repair your brain after a lifetime of sleep deprivation?

    Raised by a single mom with poor sleeping habits, I've been getting little sleep (3-6 hours) since I was in kinder. Now at 29, I find myself continuing these horrible sleeping patterns. My question is: is it possible to repair the damage that's being done to my brain? I've read countless articles about how you lose brain cells and all of the other ailments sleep deprivation leads to. I'm trying hard to overcome my unhealthy sleeping patterns, but this is me trying to unlearn a lifetime....
  • 25 days ago

    Possible sleep apnea? Should I be worried?

    Sleep has always been an issue for me but in recent months I've noticed it's worsened and I'm actually scared of sleep as it feels like my heart is going to stop! Yes- I have suffered and do suffer from anxiety and depression, I'm a massive hypercondriac and I don't have the best mental health however, I have many physical symptoms, these are symtoms at night; Tingling toes numb arms hands, feeling of cutting circulation, Lying down something always goes dumb- even if I'm....
  • 26 days ago

    Has anyone had Inspire implanted to improve sleep apnea?

    I am concerned about the size of this implant and problems that people had with it after it was implanted. If you have had these implants, I would really like to know how it has felt to you. And did it work? I am considering this surgery because I can only wear a CPAP mask for very limited amounts of time due to skin inflammation and bone bruising caused by a single Prolia injection five years ago. I just found out that I now have severe sleep apnea. My thanks to anyone who has actual experience....
  • 27 days ago

    Potential Insomnia

    My name is Josh, I am 14 years old and I think I have insomnia. For many months now I have been struggling to get to sleep but in the past week or so, it seems to have gotten a lot worse. I go to bed at around 10pm on a school night. However, I fall asleep at around 3am or sometimes even later! No matter how hard I try I just can't get to sleep until the early hours, meaning I only get around 4 hours of sleep. Some days, I stay awake all night! My girlfriend suggested that I take sleeping pills....

  • 28 days ago

    Cannot sleep

    My Son is 39 yrs old. Cannot sleep at night.He always has a lot on his mind, and if he does get to sleep, he has nightmares about his deceaseaded Father. Drs has perscribed many meds for him to try, but nothing works, and/or gets restless legs from them. Does anyone know what he could do? He walks around like a zombie, and he broke his back and is disabled. Thank you!
  • 1 month ago

    No Sleep!

    Also, if you are on pain killers for, ex: your back, leg, etc, and stop without decreasing dose a couple weeks, you will get withdrawal symptoms. I know. Sometimes I just don't need that pill at night, but, the result is restlessness, anxiety, etc, and equals zero sleep for the night. If that sounds like you, I strongly suggest decreasing dosages at least to half for s week, and ├žontinue decreasing after that. Good Luck
  • 1 month ago

    sleep

    i can never sleep. i'm always exhausted, but i can never manage to fall asleep. i'll start drifting into unconscious, but then i think: what if someone breaks in and kills my family and i ? or what if the house catches on fire ? and sometimes i just simply can't sleep. i guess staying up until for am by choice doesn't help, but. still.
  • Snoring solutions

    what are some good snoring aids other than CPAP? I know I snore most nights and I want to avoid associated health problems down the road.