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Don't have any symptoms other than Snoring, still Severe Sleep Apnea?

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sourabhJain +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

Hi friends, I had my sleep study done recently because I have been snoring very loud for last 7-8 years. Report shows Severe Sleep Apnea. When I read about the symptoms of it, I couldn't find any matching symptom such as fatigue, lack of sleep, not awakening fresh. I only have snoring issue otherwise I have a very good sleep of 8hrs. What are your thoughts? Please share. Thanks.

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jnk +2 points · over 2 years ago

Technically speaking, if you have a report that "shows severe sleep apnea," then your 8 hours of sleep are not "very good sleep." So it may be that on CPAP you will feel *added *refreshment from sleep that you never thought possible without having experienced it. Even if not, severe OSA should be treated even when we have no subjective symptoms to report, since the science indicates we get long-term health benefits from using PAP therapy. PAP therapy may treat aspects of your health and well-being beyond your judgement of how well you sleep.

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SleepDent +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Commentator

I think that the strongest case that can be made for treatment of severe OSA in the absence of significant symptoms is long-term cohort studies showing that people with severe OSA that is untreated will live, on average, ten years less than comparable people without OSA. Arthur B. Luisi, Jr., D.M.D.

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Gravitar +0 points · over 2 years ago

Why do they live ten years less? Drill down. This isn't info doctors are privy to. REM atonia (sleep paralysis), sleeping on your back, tongue is a voluntary muscle. Dreams. Western medicine only treats the symptoms, not the cause. That way they keep you forever sick and forever a paying customer.

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sleeptech +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

There is much research to show that a small but significant proportion of sleep apnoea sufferers do not exhibit symptoms, just as you yourself do not, so you are not alone. In simplest terms, if a sleep study recorded you stopping breathing you have a problem. The damage it causes your body will build up over time until something really bad happens. If you have OSA you should get treatment.

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