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Old 05-08-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
Elliot Royce
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Here's a new one to chew on...I have sleep apnea and the study that diagnosed it also noticed that my heart pauses or slows considerably at various times during my sleep.

I went to see a cardiologist today who told me, that given my good physical condition and active lifestyle, it's probably a condition that some athletes have where the body actually minimizes the use of the heart during sleep (kind of like shifting to a really low gear). If that's it, then it's actually a marker of great cardio health.

Anyone else hear of this?..it's satisfying but I hope it's true!

I also got a kick out of his comment as he opened the door: "well I was going to tell you to lose weight having read your chart, but I didn't realize it was all muscle." Now that I enjoyed!
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:38 PM   #2
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I have heard of it. Anyway maybe you are Zinc deficient? Do a Zinc test and if so take some ZMA. It'll fix you right up.
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:03 AM   #3
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Been taking ZMA for about 2 months now, but thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 05-12-2007, 02:18 PM   #4
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I skip approx. every fifth to tenth heartbeat and have never felt worried about it. My resting heart rate is 46 beats per minutes, so there might be a connection.

Here's a link that has something to say about it (safe):

http://www.arthurdevany.com/2005/07/heart_beats.html
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Old 05-13-2007, 07:03 AM   #5
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Thanks, Gorm. When I was in my 20s, my resting hearbeat was around 42, even when I wasn't in shape, but it's come up as I've gotten older. Perhaps it's just hardwired into me to have a slow heart.

Interesting link. The doctor also said I have an enlarged left ventricle, which is associated with anaerobic athletes. Sounds like there might be a link.

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Old 05-13-2007, 01:02 PM   #6
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Elliot:

Why do you have sleep apnea?
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Old 05-14-2007, 12:31 PM   #7
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Darrell:

Never thought to ask why I have it...I am middle aged and snore heavily. They measured me at 35 arousals per hour.

Why do you ask?
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