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can someone tell me if exists a connection between inositol and sleep apnea?

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RationalVioletOpossum6301 +0 points · about 1 year ago Original Poster

I haven't been diagnosed with sleep apnea. But I am certain I have it. It usually happens when I am just falling asleep( not deep sleep) I can perceive I am breathless and then wake up and start breathing normally. Also the lack of oxigen makes me feel week for a few minutes. It used to happen every night ( one time only) and if I took naps. Later on started taking inositol powder in high doses for other health purposes and realized my episodes of apnea at night were less often until disappeared but I was still having episodes if I naps during the day, so I thought it was getting better on its own but then I noticed when I ran out inositol, the sleep apnea episodes were more frequent and figured that was actually inositol helping! So continued taking it( for double purpose now) and now I don't have episodes at night nor at napping! But right now ran out and had my first after months, so I don't take inositol and sleep apnea is back. I want to know if someone can provide more information about the connection between the two?

Thanks.

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Sherry +0 points · about 1 year ago

I would suggest that you have a sleep study to see exactly what is happening while you are sleeping. Sleep apnea and other sleep issues undiagnosed and untreated can be so dangerous to your health and the underlying cause of many issues. Once the exact diagnosis is clear, you will better be able to determine the best remedy. You certainly don't want to do anything that would mask your symptoms but not remedy.

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sleeptech +0 points · about 1 year ago Sleep Commentator

I wholeheartedly concur. If the inositol works, then great! You have nothing to lose. And if it isn't doing the job fully it's important to know. You may not even have OSA to stay with, and your symptoms may be due to something else.

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RationalVioletOpossum6301 +0 points · about 1 year ago Original Poster

Thanks. I wil have the sleep study done.

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