I think I have it. Does anyone else here have it and have any ideas for getting rid of it?
I usually get awoken right as I drift to sleep, with a sensation in my head simalir to a thud or a pulsation. It isnt an actual sound, but the physical sensation of a sound, and it always originates from my head
had the sleep study. seems i have upper airway respiratory syndrome. but that seems to be impacting me more once I am asleep. actually falling asleep was and still is my issue. it seems something like how people describe exploding head syndrome, but It doesnt "sound" like anything. Its more of a sensation/feeling in my head.
Is this possible?? ive been dropping weight ever since my sleep issues
Thanks sleeptech. They already said they'd give me an ambien to help me sleep, since my problem usually occusr before I can even get to REM2(which is where they want me for the study. I am aware of the habit forming of such drugs and want to get off them ASAP but with the time that has passed since my issues started bothering me and tomorrow, Im certain I'd be more of a wreck without the sleep aids as I would likely not be sleepingmuch at all.
Sleeptech ,to you, do these symptoms sound like sleepapnea??
I'll try to keep things short and share my story. Hopefully someone can relate
As of lately, Ive been getting woken out of my sleep every night, multiple times per night, right as I start to doze off or while I am sleeping. my body sends this huge "wake up! signal" that forces me out of my sleep. Imagine the feeling you get when someone sneaks up behind you and scares you, but without any nightmares. That's been my life for a month or so at least. As long as I can remember, I've always had some trouble sleeping and waking up multiple times at night, but not to this degree to where my body goes into this state.
I've been more tired than usual, and have the typical brain fog/ not fully being "there" feeling. I was told I have anxiety at first, and given meds for that, but of course those didnt really fix me waking up involuntarily. It more-so dulled the experience if anything. If I dont take those meds (I dont like them out of fear of becoming dependent, I'll take a zzz-quil and get the same result usually) However, a pulmonologist saw me and looked at my throat for about 3 seconds, determined I had a tighter than normal airway, and then ordered a sleep study for me that study is tomorrow (8/10/2017).
Being new, I was seeking advice on machines I should check out, advice for my sleep study or questions I should ask, if I can/should take meds to actually help me get to sleep, etc. They say the goal is to monitor me in REM-2 sleep but idk if I can, do, or will get there without a sleep aid.
Ive also noticed a lack in appetite (and therefore loss of weight) since this all started. Is it possible that these things are all related to my apnea? At this point, any help would be awesome.
sounds like what my doctor told me. I have suspected apnea as well (constant arousal from sleep/frequent awakenings, sleepy during the day, fatigue, stress/anxiety) and its suspected that I have a narrow airway because of my throat too. i also have seen an ENT in the last year and had a clear chest xray which showed part of my neck. nothing was found. so its possible I guess.