Originally Posted by George Anderson
Yes to the bathroom..at least once a night if not twice.
Yes on cravings...good memory
........i have been diagnosed in past with hypoglaucemia so my blood sugar may be off. I probally eat more calories after 9PM at night than I do the whole day. It's insane how I crave food late night but not so much during the day.
I also read more on apnea...I have a very thick neck and my BMI is over 32 so thats another bad sign for apnea....I do recall a couple times in past month or so where I do wake up somewhat gasping for air
but my wife swears she never has heard me stop breathing while asleep, so I have ruled out sleep apnea in the past but maybe not now.
I think that if I were you that I would have a sleep study done to confirm or rule out the sleep apnea. Since you wake up gasping for air, I would not mess around waiting to see what turns up. I would have a sleep study done
. Surely your primary care doctor would do that or send you to a pulmonary specialist or ear nose and throat doctor who would order a sleep study. I mean that last part in a question form.
I am not implying a link to sleep apnea when I write this below, I am no doctor.
On the other of cravings, I think I would ask your medical people what is behind that and how that can effect your other functions or how your functions are causing that. I can recall the part of cravings because I battle with those also in that time frame and have for years, along with waking up tired regardless of the amount of sleep, and even with the CPAP machine that gives me 6-10 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
I have been researching the why's of that (excessive cravings for no apparent reason) for the past month or two, sadly I am not trained in medical science so a void in understanding seems to always follow no matter the multiple sources.
One thing I did read was that when we eat to satisfy those cravings that we get a spike in what they called blood sugar levels that give us some sense of satisfaction, calms us, they wrote because it increases the serotonin levels, and they recommended something to keep those levels more stable throughout the day and evening, which leads them to suggesting smaller meals more times a day always keeping a mind awareness on caloric intake. They also recommended chromium, of course that begins to get into where I prefer to have medical pro's tell me what and when to input something for corrections and for how long.
Of course I don't know what is pure fact and that is why I keep asking my PCP what is going on with those cravings and what is behind it besides just mental desire or conditioning. Of course he looks at me like I am nuts, might be, but hey those cravings are like using food for a self medication which push’s up the weight, which can in turn adversely effect sleep apnea which in turn effects restorative sleep, which can effect how we think and feel, well you get the cycle picture. The last sentence or two I have received from my pulmonary specialist.