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    Does anybody suffer from sleep apnea?

    I don't snore but I suffer from sleep apnea. I've been told I sound like I am being chocked! A friend of mine says he cured both his sleep apnea and his snoring problem by this:

    ebay.co.uk/itm…846?hash=item3f3bb19a9e:g:YsUAAOSwZ8ZW4JvN

    The same device is sold on Amazon for twice the price and reviews are not very good.

    Han anybody used a device to cure their sleep apnea?

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    £9.85 is a very small price to pay if it might help you.

    I used to suffer from it as well... There is quite a few things that can cause
    Overweight which I am not, blocked sinuses , narrow air passages in the nose, Alcohol

    My advice get it checked out by your GP / sleep clinic

    It;s very tiring because you wake up maybe 6/7 times a night gasping for air

    Mine was sinus problems which was sorted recently

    Do you suffer a lot from blocked nose?

    Stepdad uses this. He tried the respirator but couldn't get on with it.

    If you do have sleep it dosnt go away but it can be managed with a machine & mask called a cpap machine I no this because I have it and have had for years takes a bit of getting used to and machines are a lot better not than they were in the past I never knew I had it it was other people who said I used to stop breathing for ages then gasp for breath I didn't no coz obviously I was asleep I used to hate it when they used to shake me to tell me I wasn't breathing. The dr will prob send you to see a specialist at the hospital hope this helps

    My friend was diagnosed with this condition and got a device through the NHS. I would recommend you go through your GP and don't buy unlicensed things that might not work.

    mommarto6

    If you do have sleep it dosnt go away but it can be managed with a … If you do have sleep it dosnt go away but it can be managed with a machine & mask called a cpap machine I no this because I have it and have had for years takes a bit of getting used to and machines are a lot better not than they were in the past I never knew I had it it was other people who said I used to stop breathing for ages then gasp for breath I didn't no coz obviously I was asleep I used to hate it when they used to shake me to tell me I wasn't breathing. The dr will prob send you to see a specialist at the hospital hope this helps



    My mums got the cpap thing shes like darth vader but it seems to work. I get sleep paralysis about once a yr on average its the worst thing ever makes me scared t go t sleep a few days after lol

    123batman321

    My mums got the cpap thing shes like darth vader but it seems to work. I … My mums got the cpap thing shes like darth vader but it seems to work. I get sleep paralysis about once a yr on average its the worst thing ever makes me scared t go t sleep a few days after lol


    Sleep paralysis is awesome Woke up once and hearing really deep breathing in my room with someone sitting on my chest strangling me. Took about 10 secs to get over it and open my eyes but it was trippy. Worse thing I had was waking up to a cold dead arm and completely freaking out that I'd killed my arm during the night

    My 21 month old niece suffers from it. Diagnosed reason is the bridge in her nose hasn't developed as it should as well as her adenoids and tonsils potentially being the issue as well. Scary stuff in a young child.

    kester76

    Sleep paralysis is awesome Woke up once and hearing really deep … Sleep paralysis is awesome Woke up once and hearing really deep breathing in my room with someone sitting on my chest strangling me. Took about 10 secs to get over it and open my eyes but it was trippy. Worse thing I had was waking up to a cold dead arm and completely freaking out that I'd killed my arm during the night



    It is indeed trippy mine feels a bit like what i assume a heart attack feels like. My heart literally pounds. Last longer for me tho happens a few times in a night lol. Arm thing is a **** too not had that in a while

    123batman321

    It is indeed trippy mine feels a bit like what i assume a heart attack … It is indeed trippy mine feels a bit like what i assume a heart attack feels like. My heart literally pounds. Last longer for me tho happens a few times in a night lol. Arm thing is a **** too not had that in a while



    Do you mean like a heart arrhythmia, I got that from doing nightshifts. Started out as a flutter but got really one annoying one month as everytime I moved direction or sat up it would hammer like mad for around 10 seconds and then settle down. Happy to run four miles without issue but flipped out turning around on the spot. Have you had a ECG to get it checked out yet ?

    kester76

    Do you mean like a heart arrhythmia, I got that from doing nightshifts. … Do you mean like a heart arrhythmia, I got that from doing nightshifts. Started out as a flutter but got really one annoying one month as everytime I moved direction or sat up it would hammer like mad for around 10 seconds and then settle down. Happy to run four miles without issue but flipped out turning around on the spot. Have you had a ECG to get it checked out yet ?



    No ive not had it in over a year now it doesnt happen often and never when im properly awake. Its weird its like im awake but cant move chest pounds feels a bit like someones punched a hole in my chest and squeezed my heart.

    Its a very strange sensation but i think is the sleep paralysis thing

    123batman321

    No ive not had it in over a year now it doesnt happen often and never … No ive not had it in over a year now it doesnt happen often and never when im properly awake. Its weird its like im awake but cant move chest pounds feels a bit like someones punched a hole in my chest and squeezed my heart. Its a very strange sensation but i think is the sleep paralysis thing


    Get it checked anyway, doesn't take long for the test and atleast you know it's ok.

    kester76

    Get it checked anyway, doesn't take long for the test and atleast you … Get it checked anyway, doesn't take long for the test and atleast you know it's ok.



    Geez mayb il get it checked. I do occasionaly get that skippy heart thing that everyone gets but pretty healthy otherwise part from bein a bit fat lol.

    Every time i go to sleep, just as i start drifting off, i hear a very loud explosion in my head, often accompanied by a bright flash of light. At this point I get, for want of a better description, an instant feeling like falling off a cliff, where i gasp and grab thin air in an effort to save my self.

    Is this sleep apnea?
    Edited by: "cowsindahouse" 17th Oct 2016

    I have used those mouth guards and they seem to work for me but I do find them uncomfortable. You say you don't snore so they may not help you but it is worth a try. The one you link to looks like one I tried which I found way too big and uncomfortable at night. I use one from Amazon which you mould with hot water (search B0081R0P1S). Its cheaper and, for me, more comfortable to wear at night once I had moulded it properly.

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    paul123edwards

    I have used those mouth guards and they seem to work for me but I do find … I have used those mouth guards and they seem to work for me but I do find them uncomfortable. You say you don't snore so they may not help you but it is worth a try. The one you link to looks like one I tried which I found way too big and uncomfortable at night. I use one from Amazon which you mould with hot water (search B0081R0P1S). Its cheaper and, for me, more comfortable to wear at night once I had moulded it properly.


    It's only £1.50 on Amazon but it has terrible reviews:
    amazon.co.uk/pro…r=2

    Thats the same mouthpiece that you get with tooth whitening kits - never worth the money and its not going to stop anything except biting down on your teeth. You really need to see your GP and let them run some tests for your own health.
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