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Temperature of the sleep environment and Apnea correlation? - CorruptAlligator - 05-23-2021

Is there a correlation between sleeping environment temperature effecting AHI numbers?  I sleep best in a cozy blanket in a cold environment, and I've noticed that when it's warm like 75-79 degrees, I get more Apneas.  Why would that be?

I currently sleep with Air-con blasted to 68 degrees, and my AHI number has drastically gone down. Also, I recently moved to a dry climate, and it seems to have effected my sleep, and I believe humidity is a factor that not a lot of people look into for possibilities.

The sleep apnea one has could be addressed with various controls such as humidity, temperature, and a cervical collar. I wish healthcare professionals apply a scientific method to rule out all possiblities than just promoting CPAP equipment. Industry seems pretty biased in that direction.


RE: Temperature of the sleep environment and Apnea correlation? - SarcasticDave94 - 05-23-2021

I've not taken notice of temperature to Apnea relation. I suppose cold it heat may affect the event count, but I'm not sure how or why.

The method used by healthcare is very much dependant on their field of practice. Sleep doctors will probably suggest PAP, ENT will likely suggest nose and throat surgery. And above that, most aren't too concerned to dig deeper into cause. They'd rather test to answer if you have Apnea or not, and if confirmed, they're very much a cookie cutter response is straight CPAP for Obstructive Apnea. Most cannot see Central Apnea nor know how to treat it. Ditto RERA, PLM, other sleep disturbances. It tends to confuse them when some other Apnea can't be treated with straight CPAP.