If you think you might have sleep apnea, you really should get it checked out, a simple overnight sleep study will do the trick and will determine if you have sleep apnea, or any other problems with sleeping, such as Restless Leg Syndrome and an host of other things! Sleep Apnea can easily be treated with a varity of different types of PAP devices, (Postive Airway Pressure devices, ie CPAP, BiPAP, and ASV machines) and now they have a host of different meds to treat Restless Leg Syndrome, most of them are low dose Parkinson type medication. So if you are tired all the time during the day, and find yourself falling asleep, then please go and get it checked out! It really is important, as sleep apnea is can be extremely dangerious and can sometimes, even have fatal consequences! It is not just not snoring and not sleeping well, but it can cause high blood pressure, and even diabetes, and host of other things, and even possible stroke and heart attack, during your sleep! Not to mention the possibility of falling asleep at the wheel while driving and the dangers that poses not only to you, but loved ones in the car with you, and other pedestrians and people in vehicle on the road with you. The implications are scary and staggering! I am a strong advocate of getting checked out and treated for sleep apnea! So not just SE but anyone that thinks they might have it, Please, Please, Please, get it checked out, and if needed treated, if not for yourself, then do it for your loved ones, and for people like me that might just be sharing the roadway with you!
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!