Welcome! This board has really helped me immensely!
Hello phantomsteve and WELCOME! to the forum.!
There is lots of great reading here as you have probably discovered by now.
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.
Actually, to be precise, I didn't know I suffered from Apnea until it was diagnosed a year and a half ago! A few years ago, an ex-girlfriend mentioned in passing that she had noticed that I stopped breathing in the night, was all panicky, and then before she could think what to do, I started breathing again!
I had kind of assumed that it was connected with the broken nose and 2 septo-rhinoplasties which I have had!
Anyway, there's a lot to read here, so I look forward to that!
Obstructive Sleep apnea is a throat thing. The throat muscles and tongue are actually voluntary although we do use them so automatically. So when we relax in sleep, they do, too. For most people, these muscles relax so much they can vibrate in the air (snoring) and then for some of those, the muscles can close the airway. Obesity, throat issues, neck circumference, and just sheer luck of the cosmos can cause someone to have enough of these that they get the sleep apnea diagnosis.
Your wonky nose doesn't help one bit!
Welcome to the forum. Hang out, ask questions, or just lurk. We're just happy to have another warm body. Saves on the heating bill.
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