Originally Posted by Matt Berardi
I hear you man. This really stinks, I know it's better to get a full night good sleep and wear the mask, but at the same time I wish we knew what was the real root cause of this. I wonder if it's the air quality? I'm going to also get a hepa air filter regardless..
sleep apnea has nothing to do with air quality matt.
sleep apnea is a common disorder that leads to more serious problems like psychosis, heart issues and hormone imbalances. In sleep apnea, your breathing stops or goes very shallow almost stopping. Each pause in breathing 20 seconds or more. These pauses can occur 20 to 30 times or more an hour. Which increases over time and tend to turn into longer and longer pauses.
common type is obstructive sleep apnea. That means you are unable to get enough air through your mouth and nose into your lungs. Either because of the weight on your throat ( obese) or a weakness of the soft palate of your throat which during sleep causes it to stretch and fall into throat. Imagine putting your finger to the back of your mouth.. what happens?
you start coughing.. maybe puke. Well when your sleeping.. you body and brain wakes up.. do this 30 times an hour, the oxygen shortage or ventilations problem of sleep apnea occurs, the amount of oxygen in your blood may drop. Normal breaths resume with a snort or choking sound as the body instinctively tries to kick open the obstruction or force its self to suck in more air. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.
There are many occuring occurrences going on too... your body begins to produce buckets of adrenaline to keep you fighting for air ( hang over the night.. fatigue and strung out) so the brain stays alive... cortisol hormone is produced to try to control stress so the body repairs its self.. fat is created because of the massive burn of calories of the adrenaline demand.
the list goes on..
here are some links for you to catch up all links wfs
link from the sleep medicine society.. lots of pearls here on sleep apnea
study that was done on the need for increased awareness on sleep apnea
Remember the saying " he died of natural causes" when someone died in there sleep.. mostly like due to sleep apnea that caused heart problems.
These two are related to sleep apnea and the surgical correction
I wanted the pamphlet that Stanford university hands out ( stanford was the first medical centre to create a sleep disorder program and sleep lab and is in the forefront of sleep research.) But its not online.
mayo clinic website has more or less the same stuff and actually easier lingo to follow.
Matt.. go get help.