fatigue may be from a sleep disorder, do you snore?

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   Posted 12/5/2006 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
this needs mentioning again but a common cause of cronic fatigue is an undiagnosed sleep disorder such as sleep apnea
sadly lots of docs dismiss us as just depressed and/or neurotic and dont really try to help
checking a persons blood oxygen level shortly after waking can help although a few sleep disorder sufferers have oxygen levels that dont go down during sleep
a very common sign of a sleep disorder is heavy and loud snoring, (loud and legendary)  eyes docs should always ask fatigued patients whether they snore, if living alone, tape record yourself when asleep to find out
sometimes there will be pauses as the person struggles for breath but not always as the apnea of blockage can happen on almost every breath, this is very hard on the heart and usually shortens the undiagnosed sufferers life
a big help now is video cameras that work in low light, set one up to tape yourself  when asleep or ask someone to tape you when your snoring is severe, show to doc or a nurse to convince them you really do have a problem
sadly most docs learn of new diagnoses from drug company sales reps when the co starts to sell a patented drug for the disorder,with a multi million sales budget. there are no patented drugs for sleep apnea, just CPAP machines, so few docs know about, or consider a sleep disorder when a patient complains of fatigue
recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional

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   Posted 12/5/2006 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, this is very true.  People should be aware of how they sleep.
I went through a sleep study.  The people there told me most with sleep apnea sleep on their backs, and snore a very loud.  My wife was diagnosed with this, and had to have a mask for it while she slept. 
My study came back fine.  I sleep on my side, or stomach, and never snore.  They said I sleep just fine, once I got use to the 40 some electrodes attached to my body eyes

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