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What are your non-treated apnea symptoms?

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singingkeys +0 points · over 5 years ago Original Poster Sleep Commentator

Just curious what other people's symptoms are. For me, it is the non-restorative sleep...I feel like I basically just went to bed like an hour ago, even after up to 8-10 hours of sleep. Other odd symptoms, I can't seem to match with other people's experiences. Throughout the day, there are times when I feel like my lungs want to "lazy breathe" and after the exhale, it is like I'm too tired to inhale against and simply don't want to because it feels like so much work. I do and my body does it naturally, but sometimes I feel like I also have to "remind" my body to. It may simply be because I'm just really tired.

During the day on days when I don't go to bed early enough and get like 4-6 hours of what would be sleep (probably ends up being half or a little more of actual sleep)...I feel like a "pressure" feeling in my face. My blood pressure does not register as high, but my face will be moderately flushed red at certain times of the day. My lips will also tend to be a bright reddish color every morning (as if really chapped) if I don't sleep well...I presume this is blood pressure high only in certain particular areas causing it? If I sleep longer on the weekend when I don't have to work, they aren't. But overall, the blood pressure itself is not high when taken via a test. At night, as soon as I lie down and put my head on the back of the pillow, I tend to feel this pressure on the back of my head like someone is forcing the back of my head into the pillow. I also feel the pressure in my face. If I bend over to pick something up, I feel that it increases in my face.

Feeling "jumpy/jittery" throughout the day in general. I know that I have high RERA's/RDI, but no actual O2 desaturization.

What are yours?

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Sierra +0 points · over 5 years ago Sleep Patron

My only obvious symptom was snoring. I did not have trouble getting sleep and feeling rested before CPAP. I was diagnosed at an AHI of 37.

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