I have been told I snore and even stop breathing when I sleep. That sounded a little scary, so I asked my friend who is a doctor. He said it was likely sleep apnea, and sent me to a web site with video information. http://www.floridasleepdiagnostics.com/ I learned a lot.View Thread
I have fibro and have had trouble sleeping for years and years. However, I have found some relief by not sleeping in my bed but in my recliner. It takes some getting used to but I can sleep for 3-6 hrs instead of the 1-2 hrs I got in my bed. It's worth a try. Good LuckView Thread
My insurance has paid for a sleep apnea mouth guard (appliance). The mouth guard is fitted to the mouth and after wearing it for a couple of weeks (at night only the Dentist adjusts the mouth guard so the jaw moves forward 1 millimeter. This is done 2 times. You're sent home with a "glove" like machine for a sleep study to find out if you're still snoring. I have mild sleep apnea but I was not sleeping all night. I was going to get a C-Pap attached to the mouth piece but I decided against it. I'm now able to sleep but I was still sleepy during the day. The Sleep Medicine Network office that I go to prescribed Nuvigil 150 mg. I feel so much better. I really recommend SMN as well as Nuvigil. I'm a different person now. Nuvigil wakes me up during the day. I just wish I could have been taking it all my life. The Sleep Medicine Network is in Portland Oregon. I'm sure there must be offices in other places.View Thread
Occasionally when falling asleep I will become paralyzed in a state where my body is asleep but my mind is awake. It takes 10 or more seconds to try and wake up. It's a very uncomfortable feeling. Sometimes it involves the out of body feeling. For example, I'll feel as if my body is floating, or I'm lifting my arm, and once I was seeing a part of the room that I wasn't facing. I've never felt pain like someone laying on me.View Thread
Posts look neater, and have less funny characters or symbols if you post them into Notepad or a text editor first, rather than a word processing program. The coding from the word processing programs conflicts and creates the strangeness.View Thread
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