- 02-22-2010, 02:03 PM
I was recently told by my docotor (last friday) that I may have sleep apnea.
i went because i have been slugish and lost my appetite and find it hard to get my work done. i thought i had mono (still waiting on the blood test) but i have a feeling it may be sleep apnea. my toncils are the size of small apples and take up most of my throat. that all being said i have two questions for anyone who has input.
has anyone had sleep apnea? what did you do about it? how did you feel beofre you knew you had it (were you tired etc..)
has anyone had their toncils out? how much weight did you loose if any? how long cant you eat solid foods for?
thanks for all your help in advance.
- 02-22-2010, 02:34 PM
Sleep apnea guy here. I wear what they call a CPAP, that basically is a mask that blows air into your lungs to make sure that you do not stop breathing, which is what sleep apnea is. I am 27 and have probably had it for a while but when you are young you can get by on just a few hours of sleep, at least I can. The machine took me a week or so to get used to but it is worth it. My father had it chronically before he found out he had sleep apnea. I was actually with him and he fell asleep at a stop light before it turned green. It is a good thing to go ahead and get taken care of now, because it actually does shorten your life. Your oxygen levels drop in your sleep because of your lack of breathing. If you have any more questions just let me know, glad to help.
02-22-2010, 03:24 PM
get a sleep study test done to diagnose, cpap machine is one possible option, cant say I have read on any surgical options. Considering getting a study done due to really bad snoring, to the point I wake myself up from the sound.
02-22-2010, 04:52 PM
Ya I went and got the sleep study done. One of the main things they look at is the size of your neck. I think it was if you had over a size 18.5 neck your chances were like over 80% of having it, don't quote me on that though. Make sure you have some good insurance before you do the study. The cost of just the study was over $2000. I know a guy who got the surgery done and it helped but didn't totally fix it, only guarantee is the cpap machine.
02-22-2010, 05:03 PM
my roomate in college had this. he would snore extremely loud when he slept on his back and it would sound like he was choking or drowning or something. the machine really helped him, he slept much better and stopped snoring
02-22-2010, 07:58 PM
$2,000!!! holy crap. i cant afford that and i doubt my insurance will cover it. my doctor said it may be due to the size of my toncils, their abnormally large and it affects my breathing. i even get food stuck against my throat from them. even the doctor, a professional, said, and i quote, "damn!" when she looked in my mouth. my girlfriend said shes watched me sleep sometimes and she said shes seen me stop breathing. she told me this even prior to my doctor mentioning it.
has anyone had there toncils out???
02-22-2010, 07:59 PM
02-22-2010, 10:26 PM
02-25-2010, 01:49 PM
I'm not much help in the sleep apnea department. When my weight hit 205, I began snoring like a grizzly bear, and the heavier I get, the worse it seems to get. I'm often tired no matter how much sleep I get. I've been told I stop breathing at times as well, so who knows? I know that the circumference of your neck has a lot to do with it as well. One of my training partners goes 6'1 and 320 and it sounds like a Perterbuilt is sitting in his bedroom idling at night...lol! His wife sleeps in the other end of the house his snoring is so bad. My point being his neck is massive and it seems to be a common denominator among people that have large necks, whether it be from being overweight, or muscular. I'm not sure the body differentiates.
02-25-2010, 02:24 PM
02-25-2010, 02:41 PM
02-25-2010, 02:46 PM
damn, i have having to sit out. awell as long as it helps. did you notice it helping with breathing during lifting?
02-25-2010, 02:47 PM
02-25-2010, 04:10 PM
02-25-2010, 04:12 PM
02-25-2010, 04:18 PM
I hate CPAP.
I actually slept worse with the damn thing. I didn't feel like it was working with me at all...I felt out of breath. Hell, I don't breath that hard when I work out!
02-25-2010, 05:41 PM
02-25-2010, 06:29 PM
03-26-2010, 02:14 AM
ricky..just found this thread....any update? and i'll put in my .02 my wife noticed me not breathing during sleep so i actually opted for the tonsillectomy and removal of my uvula which opened my throat considerably, but didn't really help the problem. i got my cpap last year and like bigrobbierob said, i hated it at first. it took some real getting used to.
i really don't use it anymore since dropping about 50 lbs, but i think it helped me sleep and i was able to work out the next day instead of wanting to nap. i think the sleep study sucked more than the damn machine though, all those damn wires attached everywhere how do they expect you to sleep lol.
03-26-2010, 02:46 AM
Ur body doesnt know the difference between a muscular neck or a fat one.. when u sleep gravity is forcing that weight down around ur throat. Never had an issue sleeping till i got big on my first cyc.
03-26-2010, 02:51 AM
Ive had sleep apnea and been sleeping w/a cpap ever since except for a couple yrs. when i stayed dieted down and small. As soon as i got big again, the terrible sleep followed. Sux to know i did this
03-26-2010, 02:52 AM
to myself in a quest for large muscles.. lol Oh well at least its not fat weight induced sleep apnea
03-26-2010, 07:48 AM
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