Sleep Apnea - request for information 
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 Sleep Apnea - request for information

I missed a previous thread on sleep apnea: causes, cures? options.  Individual
that may be affected is a 27yr female, 5'10", 130lbs.  She describes her
condition as not breathing while sleeping, then being woken by her heart
racing and intense breathing.  She also describes a mild pain in her chest
after this.  While her "self preservation instinct" should keep her from
dying in her sleep, the trauma to her brain (lack of O2) and her heart
may wreak havoc on her physical well being.  Any net.wisdom on this?

Kevin Smith



Fri, 03 Nov 1995 19:00:20 GMT
 Sleep Apnea - request for information


Fri, 19 Jun 1992 00:00:00 GMT
 Sleep Apnea - request for information

Quote:

> I missed a previous thread on sleep apnea: causes, cures? options.  Individual
> that may be affected is a 27yr female, 5'10", 130lbs.  She describes her
> condition as not breathing while sleeping, then being woken by her heart
> racing and intense breathing.  She also describes a mild pain in her chest
> after this.  While her "self preservation instinct" should keep her from
> dying in her sleep, the trauma to her brain (lack of O2) and her heart
> may wreak havoc on her physical well being.  Any net.wisdom on this?

> Kevin Smith


Just a followup... the individual in question has slept of her back, both
sides and front with the same affect.  She has no known physical conditions
affecting breathing and she doesn't snore.

Kevin Smith



Fri, 03 Nov 1995 23:43:08 GMT
 Sleep Apnea - request for information


Fri, 19 Jun 1992 00:00:00 GMT
 Sleep Apnea - request for information

Quote:
>I missed a previous thread on sleep apnea: causes, cures? options.
>Individual that may be affected is a 27yr female, 5'10", 130lbs.  She
>describes her condition as not breathing while sleeping, then being
>woken by her heart racing and intense breathing.  She also describes a
>mild pain in her chest after this.  While her "self preservation
>instinct" should keep her from dying in her sleep, the trauma to her
>brain (lack of O2) and her heart may wreak havoc on her physical well
>being.  Any net.wisdom on this?

These sound more like nocturnal panic attacks, particularly if as you
state in the next message she doesn't snore.  Whatever they are, they
are likely to be easily treated but the opinion of a sleep medicine
specialist and probably an overnight sleep study (polysomnogram) is
necessary for a proper diagnosis.


This is patently absurd; but whoever wishes to become a philosopher
must learn not to be frightened by absurdities. -- Bertrand Russell



Sat, 04 Nov 1995 14:14:25 GMT
 
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