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Can you have sleep apnea during the day?
#11
I just posted a similar thread seconds ago. Mine is Obstructive Apnea which happens whenever I relax at any time, sitting, standing or lying down. I can cause it to happen by choosing to relax. There is no doubt I am awake. Is there a name for it? Is it caused by something other than what causes OSA?
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#12
I sometimes get a small obstructive "snark" sound while vigorously
hiking or exercising. Since being aware of my sleep apnea, I would
guess that is the same tissue that is involved in my obstructive
apnea events. Also, my whole life I've had a habit of forgetting to
breathe occasionally. They are likely the ones show up as centrals in ResScan at night.
If I'm really focused on something I hold my breath, or not so much hold it as just stop breathing. On numerous occasions I'll suck in a huge breath and realize only at that moment that I have not been breathing for a time.
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#13
If I sit still for a long time, such as sitting in front of a computer reviewing spreadsheets, or similar piles o'data, I have "lost my breath" and gasp for a breath of air similar as I did while sleeping before CPAP.

Doesn't happen often, but can be startling to say the least.....
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#14
Funny thing. I have sleep apnea, of course, but along with it, I have narcolepsy. With narcolepsy, you can fall asleep for a minute and not even know it. Before I was on CPAP therapy, there were times during the day that I would gasp for air for no reason. I believe that I would fall asleep during the day for just a minute and I wasn't breathing during that time.

To make a long story short, because I use CPAP at night, it has helped my narcoleptic sleep times during the day.
:Using cpap then vpap since Feb.2013,
Kate
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(08-02-2012, 07:55 PM)mjbearit Wrote: If I am laying down or reclining doing something like watching television or reading my airway will begin to collapse on a regular basis as I relax (yes, I am wide awake). And it is very annoying as it basically causes the same symptoms as OSA in sleep, but since you are awake, you react quickly and change position or something.

This happens to me too. Relaxation, then collapse of airway.
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#16
Hi Zonk, I know this thread is 4 years old but I have the EXACT same things you described. Breathing deep, sighing all day long.... I didn't even think it had anything to do with sleep, but I took a sleep study and they said my Apnea is off the charts, including hypopneas. I've been on the CPAP for a week now, still having the same issues but hoping for the best. Please tell me the CPAP helped for you! I am seeing a pulmonologist in a few weeks too just to cover all the bases.
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#17
It would be great if you started a new thread. That way you can get the help you need without it getting lost among this old thread.
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