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#1
New to forum, and have a couple questions
Hello everyone,

I suffer from apnea, mostly when first falling asleep. Occasionally I wake gasping in the middle of the night, but almost every night I seem to wake up from that "twilight sleep" when first going to bed for the night. I did an in-lab sleep study last Summer and was told I did NOT have sleep apnea. It was one of the few nights I didn't have the "gasping while falling asleep" phenomenon. My O2 level during the 3 hours, 17 minutes I slept went to 90 percent. It was not a good night's sleep.

I just made another follow-up appointment at the UT Southwestern sleep lab. I've got to figure out a solution to this. I'm almost too scared to try to fall asleep at night now.

Anyone have a similar experience or have any ideas. I'd like to be armed with information for my upcoming appointment.

Thanks a bunch,
Chris
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#2
RE: New to forum, and have a couple questions
Welcome!

It is not unusual for people to experience odd sensations and happenings as the brain moves from awake to asleep.  An event or two like that a night would not qualify for an apnea diagnosis, though I can see how it would be disturbing.

Waking up, gasping in the middle of the night is a common thing when you have untreated sleep apnea.  It is not fun at all.  Mine went away completely on CPAP.
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RE: New to forum, and have a couple questions
So interesting! I should have used the word "rarely" instead of "occasionally" when referring to waking up in the night with apnea. It happens a few times a year, usually when I'm very congested and can only breathe thru my mouth.

The almost nightly episodes of "waking up" with a hunger for air in that transition from wake-to-sleep are disconcerting. Ironically, if I go to bed after having a couple adult beverages, I do NOT seem to have these episodes. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. I really appreciate it.

Chris
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RE: New to forum, and have a couple questions
You could get an oximeter and monitor your nightly blood oxygen levels.
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RE: New to forum, and have a couple questions
Hi skysnake,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you and hang in there for more responses to your post.
trish6hundred
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