Im posting this in hopes that if anyone experienced my symptoms can offer some advice, I apologize if i posted this in the wrong section.
Currently is 1:00 am and i have to "wake up" at 4:30 to go to work, yet im terrified of trying to lay down again.
Last month one night a few minutes after going to bed I found myself sitting up suddenly gasping for air as if i was under water, it was a terrible feeling which i went straight to urgent care the next morning and missed work, doctor said chest xray, blood tests and cardiogram are perfect and released me.
I am male , 235lbs, 17" neck, super loud snorer and wife tells me i stop breathing at sleep and she moves me around when she can.
the last two weeks ive been dieting and excercising at the gym, lbs starting to go down, had some chest discomfort that i went i to the er and blood, xray and cardiogram perfect, doctor said i had about no chance of heart failure.
but..... tonight... nightmares returned..
went to bed, felt in my sleep I had to "change building addresses?" probably work oriented nightmare, but everytime I did I felt my heart like trying to stop and boom i wake up, I fought it, keep trying to ignore it and fall asleep but time after time same pattern, I finally gave up came to the living room and got me a cup of warm tea, body feels good, but my eyes are blood shut, i need to sleep...
Today i actually went to the sleep clinic after i told my doctor i think i had sleep apnea, they explained everything and within 3-4 weeks i should be getting a home study equipment that is supposed to "monitor?" my sleep and see if i have sleep apnea, if that returns positive then the cpap machine test for 3 days would be next.
so i guess is just a matter of time now, but is this feeling of heart beating erradically when asleep normal in sleep apnea patients?
thank you in advanced for your help?