HI fellow apnea sufferers i am here looking for some answers & i am hoping this will be the place where i may get some. So i was curious to know if anyone ever stops breathing during the day (while awake)? I do and it happens more than once in a day! In fact when it happens i don't start back on my own like how it stopped but i become aware f lack of breath & then i start breathing again. My 11 yr old son experiences the same thing & we both snore.
I have been told by my cousin when i was little girl & my husband since we've been together that i make sounds of choking while i have slept. I do not know if this has ever happened to my boy. I've never heard it but it could still be happening. I do not use any contraptions to aid in the sleep apnea, nor do i know which apnea i have. I have been diagnosed but i cannot afford a cpap machine. I believe i could never wear it anyways since i have a phobias of suffocating & hate anything too close to my mouth & nose.
If anyone else has this happen have you ever found out if it is related to apnea? Or does it have to do with something else entirely?
Anything i can learn from others here will be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time :-)