Yep - seems like from what I gather a CPAP would be really beneficial. I want to try some less serious remedies first but if I get no support from them, I'll find out more about CPAP machines. Thanks for your help!
Thanks so much for this! I'm going to give the steroid spray a go and see how much it helps me. Appreciate your feedback
Asking for Help!
Apologies if this isn't the right place to ask this question, I have just come across this forum and hoped some of you may be able to help me.
I'm 24, I play sport/gym, and definitely not overweight.
For the past 12-24 months I've had issues with my sleeping and breathing of a night - I'm a mild asthmatic and suffer from hay fever here and there, and I've always just put my sleeping issues down to that. But after a sleep assessment two months ago I was told I have mild-moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
In a search to find out why this has come about, I went to an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT), who has informed me that my sleep apnea issues are due to nasal obstruction. He says I have enlarged/disfigured nasal turbinates and that I require surgery (septoplasty/turbinate reduction). Unfortunately the waiting list is potentially up to 12 months and he didn't really provide any information on how to manage/treat my sleeping issues in the meantime.
I thought I would write in here to see if any of you had any suggestions on what I can do in the meantime for some relief? Apart from general remedies such as saline spray etc., is there anything else anyone recommends I try? My quality of sleep is bad - Im waking up multiple times in the night, and I'd love to get a full night's sleep for the first time in a while.
Would a CPAP machine help in this circumstance? I would ideally like to avoid this option as much as possible but will consider it if it is likely to be effective and I have no other alternatives.
Please, any information and assistance would be greatly appreciated! I worry if i go on like this for too long I'm going to develop further health issues.
Thank you for reading,