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Sleep apnea and scuba diving
So I have been exploring the idea of wanting to try scuba diving. I don't think that having sleep apnea would be a deterrent to trying.

I wanted to get the board's advice on trying scuba diving when I have sleep apnea. Is it a good/bad idea? Why or why not? My PCP doesn't think it would be an issue, just want to know if I should be worried about anything or possible side effects. I know that there is a poster on here that used to scuba dive, any thoughts would be great. Thanks for any input.

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06-06-2016 10:21 AM
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RE: Sleep apnea and scuba diving
I scuba and have sleep apnea, no problem at all. Scuba is awesome, get ready to have a new obsession! Wink
06-06-2016 10:39 AM
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RE: Sleep apnea and scuba diving
I scubaed long ago and can see no problem. If you are falling asleep during daytime that may be a problem. Enjoy yourselfOkay

Just my personal opinion. My posts are not medical advice or a statement of fact. Please consult a qualified physician or other qualified medical personnel. Please comply with all applicable laws, codes, regulations, and protocols.
06-06-2016 05:45 PM
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