Forum · Hello my eyes look like i havent slept in ten years!

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[-] VersatilePinkIbis1679 +1 point · 11 months ago

Hi, I've recently been tested for OSA. Waiting for the results. I've been waiting over 3 weeks. My eyes look so tired, everyone is constantly asking me if I've had a late night, or if I've been out drinking all night etc. Its really getting me down! Can this be down to OSA?? I've read it could be. Like how likely is it? Thanks. Rob

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[-] wiredgeorge +1 point · 11 months ago Sleep Enthusiast

If you have sleep apnea, your sleep never gets into the deeper stages it is supposed to be. As an amateur and patient suffering sleep apnea, I can tell you that I was up many times each night running to the potty (didn't really need to) and had very shallow and constant dreams. I suspect I never slept deeply and my wife would often catch be not breathing and then start breathing with a gasp. She took a video of this with her phone (guess I was keeping her awake some too). When I saw it, I made an appointment with my primary care doc which ended up in a sleep study which resulted in therapy. I now NEVER get up during the night and don't recall any dream and sleep like a log. I am not sure if that affected my appearance but that probably varies by individual I suppose. Make sure you get a copy of the results of the study and do research on your own before talking to a med professional so you will have a better idea of what questions to ask. Pay attention to blood O2 and the REM stuff (sorry I can't be more helpful about the sleep state stuff but I don't remember) as more restful sleep should be one of the goals of therapy, if therapy is needed.

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[-] DanM +0 points · 10 months ago Sleep Commentator

Hi VersatilePinkIbis1679. Fatigue can certainly contribute to darkness under the eyes, so getting more rest and quality sleep may help. However, there are many things that can contribute. Genetics, allergies and thinning skin that occurs as we age can all play a part. There are also other things that can contribute, so consulting your physician may help you get some answers. Please keep us posted on your results, and do come back and ask questions if have them!

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