(06-20-2012, 09:16 PM)CHanlon Wrote:(06-20-2012, 08:56 PM)sunsethealthman Wrote: The only other issue I have is GERD from a hiatel hernia. That and a lousy job that I hate going to every morning.
There've been a number of studies done that show links between GERD and OSA - as both a contributing factor and a symptom. I used to suffer from GERD pretty frequently... a few times a year. Haven't since I started CPAP 2 years ago... YMMV.
For a simple Gerd solution: try eating about half of an apple before bed. Red delicious helps. Any apple works Or. 1/4 cup aloe vera juice, and even a tsp of honey alone or in a cup of hot water with real apple cider vinegar. Gerd can wake you and be silent and you don't realize why you woke up. I also take one 5 HTP 100mg to help me go to sleep. If you have insurance, I'd see another doc and have a new study.