Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Can Sleep Deprivation Become Emergency?
#1
Can Sleep Deprivation Become Emergency?
Has anyone experienced debilitation or crisis due to sleep deprivation that led to hospitalization?  I'm worried that I may lose consciousness or cognitive ability to the point where I'm in trouble.  I'm seriously exhausted but cannot sleep.  Right now I function by just closing my eyes for 3 minute micro naps during the day.  I have not had trouble driving yet, but that's bound to come either from inability to react quickly or dozing off.

As mentioned in my previous posts I'm stuck in a limbo between ENT, sleep doctor, and urologist (frequent urge to urinate) and none have offered any solutions or seem very concerned.  I have a grunt or hum that wakes me every time I doze off, over and over.  Therefore sleep in cycles lasting minutes until my body eventually gives up and will not sleep.

I'm trying to get sleep study (home or clinic) but my concern is that I never really sleep.  Who knows, I might not even have APNEA.  I don't really sleep for enough time to know.  I never even get to any sort of deep sleep because as I doze off I grunt myself awake.  I'm in the process of buying a auto cpap with out of pocket money.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
RE: Can Sleep Deprivation Become Emergency?
I don't know where you live, but it seems you need to find a different person to manage your sleep care. Hard to believe you have only one choice. We have also suggested self-care as a fast track to treatment. Many people end up in an emergency room when symptoms become overwhelming, but unfortunately, they rarely go home with a long-term solution.
Sleeprider
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com

____________________________________________
Download OSCAR Software
Soft Cervical Collar
Optimizing Therapy
Organize your OSCAR Charts
Attaching Files
Mask Primer
How To Deal With Equipment Supplier


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: Can Sleep Deprivation Become Emergency?
(04-21-2018, 09:28 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: I don't know where you live, but it seems you need to find a different person to manage your sleep care. Hard to believe you have only one choice.  We have also suggested self-care as a fast track to treatment.  Many people end up in an emergency room when symptoms become overwhelming, but unfortunately, they rarely go home with a long-term solution.
Thanks for the reply Sleeprider.  I'm working on the solutions you and the others have recommended.  I'm grateful and relieved that I have found this group.  My concern is that I'm going to suddenly have a fainting spell or otherwise become acutely unwell from lack of sleep. 

I'm shopping around online today to get an auto pap so I can start my own therapy.  If I can come up with a scheme to at least get some sleep that would buy me some time to find a proper care provider.  I'm in a small South Carolina town.  Doctors are good intentioned, but resources are limited and they don't have the time or desire to delve into something as weird as what I've got going on.  Plus it takes forever to get in to see a doc (if they are good).  Once I can get a situation where I can rest and function well, I am planning a 2 hour trip to Medical University of SC in Charleston.  They have a team of real sleep experts (not docs that just took a seminar).  They also specialize in unusual afflictions like catathrenia (which I may have).  They can do sedation endoscopy to actually see the source of problems.  I hate to spend the money on motel and driving, but it might be the best option.

Thanks again.
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
RE: Can Sleep Deprivation Become Emergency?
I got myself to the point where I literally could not speak a complete sentence.  I would go for 3-4 words, stop, and work out the next few.  I was like that when I saw my doctor.   She put me on sleep meds that day and referred me to a sleep specialist.  It is only a crutch, but you need that now.  Chemical sleep is better than none. I'd see your primary care doc and get a prescription.   Temazepam works very well with the least side effects, in my limited experience.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#5
RE: Can Sleep Deprivation Become Emergency?
(04-21-2018, 12:21 PM)chill Wrote: I got myself to the point where I literally could not speak a complete sentence.  I would go for 3-4 words, stop, and work out the next few.  I was like that when I saw my doctor.   She put me on sleep meds that day and referred me to a sleep specialist.  It is only a crutch, but you need that now.  Chemical sleep is better than none. I'd see your primary care doc and get a prescription.   Temazepam works very well with the least side effects, in my limited experience.
Thank you chill.  I'm almost to that point, especially in the morning.  I get up have breakfast, then have to take a nap before I can proceed with my daily activities.  It's 10-11am before I can function.  I don't get much done in a typical day because of time it takes to wake up and then the number of hours actually in bed trying to sleep.  I'm glad you mentioned the sleep meds as a temporary solution.  I was wondering about that last night as I tossed and turned.  If I could just get knocked out for a few hours it would be such a relief.  I get so desperate and depressed at night it just doesn't feel like life is worth living  Fortunately during the day I'm a fairly happy guy.  I'll try to get my primary care doc next week for sleep meds.

Thanks again chill.
Post Reply Post Reply
#6
RE: Can Sleep Deprivation Become Emergency?
I think you need to get a sleep study done sort of quick.
The reason you are probably waking up with a grunt is your throat is closing, or just about to close off and your body wakes you.
Is there no one in your area that can arrange a home test to see if an APAP will allow you to sleep?
I think your body will not allow you to sleep knowing what is going to happen, what is more, I think you know as well, this is why you will not allow yourself to sleep.
Don't know how or when this started with you, but you need to push  fpe something to happen.
If you can over there, hire a home study machine for three nights and see what happens.
You can't go on like this, in the end you will fall asleep at the wheel of your car and might kill someone.
I know to many people that has had bad accidents car and others, before they went for help.
I am NOT a doctor.  I try to help, but do not take what I say as medical advice.


Every journey, however large or small starts with the first step.

Sleep-well
Post Reply Post Reply
#7
RE: Can Sleep Deprivation Become Emergency?
(04-21-2018, 01:47 PM)Sleep2Snore Wrote: I think you need to get a sleep study done sort of quick.
The reason you are probably waking up with a grunt is your throat is closing, or just about to close off and your body wakes you.
Is there no one in your area that can arrange a home test to see if an APAP will allow you to sleep?
I think your body will not allow you to sleep knowing what is going to happen, what is more, I think you know as well, this is why you will not allow yourself to sleep.
Don't know how or when this started with you, but you need to push  fpe something to happen.
If you can over there, hire a home study machine for three nights and see what happens.
You can't go on like this, in the end you will fall asleep at the wheel of your car and might kill someone.
I know to many people that has had bad accidents car and others, before they went for help.
Thank you for the reply Sleep2Snore.  I agree with you.  And yes, being awakened so often basically gets my body to a point of not wanting to shut down.  By 5 or 6 in the morning I'm in an exhausted wake state, desiring sleep but it's pointless.  Last June I had home sleep study that showed an AHI of just 1.6.  First problem is that the number of apnea events was divided by 7h 27min of sleep time.  I know that I did not sleep 7h 27min, more like 2 hours.  I was tossing and turning all night.  So the machine only recorded a few apnea events because I wasn't asleep.  I cannot get anyone to commit to giving me an in clinic sleep study because of my over active bladder.  Also, my fear is that the sleep study wouldn't show apnea events, because I simply don't sleep much.  It's likely the test would be a failure due to my getting up to pee and never really falling asleep.  I don't really have an apnea event, I just grunt and wake up. The grunting is a new thing happening for the last 2-3 months.  Maybe the additional sensors could pick up something.  Next week I'm going to request an in clinic sleep study with some sort of sleep medication.  With sleep med I might at least sleep between trips to the bathroom.  I'm also going to buy an apap with out of pocket money until I can get a doctor that can grasp (or care about) what's going on.

Thanks again Sleep2Snore.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#8
RE: Can Sleep Deprivation Become Emergency?
In studies, people who drive, work, etc while sleep deprived behave the same as someone intoxicated.
PaulaO

Take a deep breath and count to zen.




Post Reply Post Reply
#9
RE: Can Sleep Deprivation Become Emergency?
(04-21-2018, 05:08 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: In studies, people who drive, work, etc while sleep deprived behave the same as someone intoxicated.

Thank you for the reply PaulaO2.  It definitely can be a distraction.  I make sure I get a quick mini nap and that I'm full on before I head out in the car.  But I can see where it could result in impairment if this continues.  Certainly my worst time is from 5am until about 10:30am.  By 11am I'm ok and the miserable night before starts to fade from my mind.  At night I look at my bed and literally wish myself good luck as I prepare to sleep.  This situation is ruining my life.  I had planned to travel and do some backpacking trips this year, but unless the overactive bladder and sleep issues get resolved I'm stuck staying close to home.
Post Reply Post Reply
#10
RE: Can Sleep Deprivation Become Emergency?
I'm not in the diagnosis business, but have you considered that your symptoms may all be related to an anxiety problem? Everything you mention from disrupted sleep to frequent urination and even the throat grunting, can be related to anxiety which is treatable.
Sleeprider
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com

____________________________________________
Download OSCAR Software
Soft Cervical Collar
Optimizing Therapy
Organize your OSCAR Charts
Attaching Files
Mask Primer
How To Deal With Equipment Supplier


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Emergency battery options buddy0329 23 1,567 04-12-2022, 10:47 PM
Last Post: Pierrec83
  Home sleep test vs. sleep study at clinic rikkitikkitavi 14 811 02-18-2022, 08:46 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Sleep PA changing pressure, wants sleep study. Can advice from here hurt my Medicare? midwestguy 149 4,030 02-05-2022, 02:25 PM
Last Post: midwestguy
  Have mild sleep apnea, and sleep therapy center question kconan 7 1,037 06-10-2021, 10:57 PM
Last Post: ICEMAN
  Central Sleep Apnea and Home Sleep Test Jojoap 3 1,011 03-15-2021, 06:20 AM
Last Post: chrisj
  Silican mask can be fixed in an emergency Sleep2Snore 3 639 12-24-2020, 06:19 PM
Last Post: jaswilliams
  Do sleep aids effect sleep study results wking 14 1,475 12-01-2020, 05:09 PM
Last Post: mesenteria


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.