Don't take snoring lightly....

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  1. lilbuddy67

    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

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    On Monday at work, I had to be taken by ambulance to a hospital for what turned out to be extreme dehydration and low blood sugar. In the rigmarole of tests, it was luckily discovered that I didn't have a heart attack. However, because I've had sleep apnea for 15 years, and never addressed it medically, my heart became affected. Apparently my right ventricle has elasticity (not like Mr. Fantastic) that causes it to operate at 40%. All because of snoring. Waking up gasping for air, waking with a BAD headache that goes away in 10 minutes, snoring that wakes the dead, etc. It's usually treated as a punchline or inconvenience to others, but snoring is serious for the person that has it, whether they know it or not. So if you have a significant other or friend that snores, it's okay to send them to the couch for the night but make them do a sleep study for apnea. I say this in hindsight. Stupidity on my part, even though a co-worker died of apnea a few years ago. Now, it's off to the cardiologist and sleep centers for me.
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    Wha-Wha-WHAT?!? :nooo:
     
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    Shit, that sucks, man. :console: Good luck with that shit.

    My dad is a big, big snorer. I will tell him this.
     
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    Are you s fatso?
     
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    Well this is interesting, my dad died of a heart attack and was known as a huge snorer o_O
    Good thing you got some form of information based on this experience, now your partner can sleep better.

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    Happy sleeping is right around the corner!
     
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    I'm not reading all that...but I agree. Snoring should not be taken lightly. My pp has no idea how close he comes to being smothered nightly.
     
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    Avalon down to earth elitist Gold

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    my dad wears the mask to bed
    he tells people he sleeps like a baby but he had to get used to it
    o and apparently my dad sleeps like he's riding a mechanical bull all night w/o the mask as well
    cuz he says it cures tossing and turning in ur sleep
    at least for him

    it looks weird and bulky but if it helps, who cares??!
     
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    I did a sleep study a few months ago. I (they) discovered that I don't snore, but the goop that's used to keep the electrodes stuck to your head takes forever to come out in the shower.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up :hat:
     
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    I'm glad you're alive and well, Lilbuddy. Why were you so dehydrated??? Drink some water for gods sake. :ufacepalm:
     
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    Goodbye unfunny man :kitty:
     
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    :sleep::sleep::sleep::sleep:
     
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    you spend the weekend lost in the desert or something?
     
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    "big drama at work on monday, guy I work with got taken away in an ambulance...we all thought he was dying but it turns out he was just thirsty." :giggle:
     
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    Sue the company and demand that a drinking fountain be installed at your desk.
     
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    DID you have Obama Care
     
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    I'm pretty thin, but I was snoring, did the sleep test and have sleep apnea. I've been using the CPAP machine for about 5 years. You do get used to it. The key is to find a mask that works and is comfortable.
     
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    I spent a few days last summer with a co-worker at our Bosses house. He had one. I wish he died in his sleep. Actual photo

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