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cookiepus +0 points · 14 days ago Original Poster

Hello everyone. im new here. Ive noticed i think i have sleep apnea. Ive had sleep problems for years but this is a new issue for me.

Recently i’ve been waking up super early (5/6am). Eventually i start to drift back to sleep but am immediately wakened by myself making a loud snorting noise. It never happens when im starting to sleep initially- only in the very early morning.

im 45, a bit overweight but take regular exercise. ive never had a problem with snoring. i always sleep on my side- never on my back.

Can someone tell me what is going on and how to fix it?

Kind Regards Michael

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · 14 days ago Sleep Commentator

Hi Michael

It does sound like apnea which I guess is why you are in this forum but a few questions are in order.

You don't snore ...... even if you are on your back?

Do you have a partner who can reassure you of this?

What do you think wakes you the first time?

Have you spoken to your doctor?

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Sierra +0 points · 14 days ago Sleep Enthusiast

The normal first step is to do a quiz to determine your risk for apnea, and if that is high, then do an actual sleep test. Here is a link to the quiz they do. Your doctor should have the forms also. The three tests are; STOP, BANG, and Epworth.

Sleep Apnea Screening Quiz

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obbyone +0 points · 11 days ago

The best way to know is to put your cell phone to record with mic your sleeping, that's how I found out mine along with the symptoms I was presenting.

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