Originally Posted by George Anderson
Thanks for the input everyone.
I really was more concerned about my wife because I have caught her not breathing in her sleep for a good 15 seconds.....no I am not exagerating!!! The problem is I have a very stubborn wife who doesn't wanna be bothered with this even though she cannot sleep at night. I have been more concerned about her and didn't for a minute think I may have the same problem till this thread popped up.
I have had alot of good PM's with others about this so I will go get tested and get it checked out
You should both have the study done. The study will show how many times a night one stops breathing and for how long. It will tell them if one or both of you need a machine and how much pressure etc if a machine is needed.
When we stop breathing we are awakened, most people are, not all, some never wake up again.
If you have acid reflux you might want to get that under control, because that is something that is not very nice to experience with a CPAP mask on.
MWM gives an excellent outline of what it is like in his description of his last visit.
Funny thing is, at the clinic I have a dozen or more of those round sensors attached all over my face and arm, I have an oximiter on my finer, bands around my stomach and chest and they don't bother me at all.