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    This warning is about something that is not to be taken lightly because you can die from it if left untreated.. It,s called SLEEP APNEA. My reason for bring it everyone,s attention is because I have it severe. I know that I had but was never fully tested until 5 months ago. There is danger point were people stop breathing and that is 100. During the first three hours of the test I spot breathing 98.4 times. ( There are oxygen desaturations to 65%. A large amount of the sleep time was spent with low oxygen saturation . Serve sleep fragentation is noted.)

    Back June I was taken to the Emergency with a head ach like you would not believe. It was but down be a part the sleep apnea because brain was and still is not getting enough oxygen. Not only do I have that but sad to say I now have severe depression to the point where I was very close many times to end life. all apart of the sleep apnea . I have have not been able to for the last 10 plus weeks but I still have my job. I am waiting for a sleep cpap just how long it,s going to take I am not sure on that.

    I did not post this looking for sympathy, I just wont you all to know the danger of it if you have it or know of someone that might have it. This why I have not been around has much as I would have like to have been. It,s taken me all this time to work enough guts to post this.


    You all take care and stay safe out there my friends. Steve
    There are certain crimes that are simply too cruel, too sadistic, too hideous to be forgiven.”
    ― John E. Douglas, Journey Into Darkness.

    6 Things you don't mess with.
    MY FAITH

    MY FAMILY

    MY FLAG

    MY COUNTRY

    MY HONOR AND THE THIN BLUE LINE

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    Hang in there Steve. Yes, it is a serious infliction and many do have it and it does go undiagnosed.
    There may be a surgical remedy for it so you should look into that as well.

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    • #3
      Make sure you see a Pulmonary doc, Steve. They're the experts in this field.
      At least you've been diagnosed, that's half the battle.

      Good luck to you.
      Originally posted by JasperST
      "The fail is strong with this one."


      Originally posted by mdrep
      It's not sporting old chap. Like shooting fish in a barrel. You may only take a shot at a poser or troll if they are running and you are properly licensed.

      What do you think we are, a bunch of barbarians?

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      • #4
        Sorry to hear that, Steve. I hope everything works out for you.

        Take care.

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        • #5
          Take care Sarge.
          Last edited by sanitizer; 11-26-2014, 08:04 PM.

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          • #6
            Hang in there until you get your CPAP. I have had sleep apnea for about 10 years and since I have been using my CPAP, I feel much better and my wife and grandkids don't complain about being kept awake all night by my window rattling snoring...

            I was also diagnosed with minor narcolepsy, which was a side effect of my sleep apnea. I have a good med for the narcolepsy and all is very good now.

            I started a walking program 2 years ago, lost 30 pounds and that has really helped also. 3.5 to 5 miles per day at a 15:30 per mile pace.

            Good luck and hang in there!!!!
            My comments are my personal opinion and are based on my life experiences and training. They are not to be construed as legal advice in any form as I am not an attorney. Should you act on any of the information I provide in my comments, you do so at your own risk!!

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            • #7
              My wife got her first CPAP machine about seven years ago. It was miserable for me to try to sleep in the same bed with her. She would stop breathing every second or third breath. So every time she caught her breath, she would wake up, keeping her from ever having any meaningful restful sleep. We picked up her new machine today, and this one has direct nasal "pillows" as opposed to the mask she has used for the last seven years. She will use her new system for the first time tonight so we will see how it goes.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by steve354 View Post
                This warning is about something that is not to be taken lightly because you can die from it if left untreated.. It,s called SLEEP APNEA. My reason for bring it everyone,s attention is because I have it severe. I know that I had but was never fully tested until 5 months ago. There is danger point were people stop breathing and that is 100. During the first three hours of the test I spot breathing 98.4 times. ( There are oxygen desaturations to 65%. A large amount of the sleep time was spent with low oxygen saturation . Serve sleep fragentation is noted.)

                Back June I was taken to the Emergency with a head ach like you would not believe. It was but down be a part the sleep apnea because brain was and still is not getting enough oxygen. Not only do I have that but sad to say I now have severe depression to the point where I was very close many times to end life. all apart of the sleep apnea . I have have not been able to for the last 10 plus weeks but I still have my job. I am waiting for a sleep cpap just how long it,s going to take I am not sure on that.

                I did not post this looking for sympathy, I just wont you all to know the danger of it if you have it or know of someone that might have it. This why I have not been around has much as I would have like to have been. It,s taken me all this time to work enough guts to post this.


                You all take care and stay safe out there my friends. Steve
                "Not only do I have that but sad to say I now have severe depression to the point where I was very close many times to end life. all apart of the sleep apnea.."

                Steve, I'm seeing way to much of this sentiment from Military and LE members lately....especially around the holidays....please hang in there and you should stay active on here so people can check in on how you're doing.

                Everything can be overcome. Everything.

                Take care of yourself.
                Last edited by EmmaPeel; 11-28-2014, 10:54 PM.

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                • #9
                  What Emma said, Steve!

                  I don't have this condition far as I know, but I know that I can't sleep flat on my back, if I happen to wind up that way in the middle of the night by accident I know it, because there's been times when I suddenly woke up in a panic almost unable to breathe. I figured out that saliva collecting in the back of the throat from being in that position was the cause, almost like drowning!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sculptor View Post
                    What Emma said, Steve!

                    I don't have this condition far as I know, but I know that I can't sleep flat on my back, if I happen to wind up that way in the middle of the night by accident I know it, because there's been times when I suddenly woke up in a panic almost unable to breathe. I figured out that saliva collecting in the back of the throat from being in that position was the cause, almost like drowning!
                    Get checked for sleep apnea. You may have it and not know it. As Steve said, it can kill you...
                    My comments are my personal opinion and are based on my life experiences and training. They are not to be construed as legal advice in any form as I am not an attorney. Should you act on any of the information I provide in my comments, you do so at your own risk!!

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                    • #11
                      Nearly 40 years ago Pierce Brooks listed " Sleepy or Asleep" among the 10 deadly errors that got officers killed. When I found myself making that error I got a referral to a sleep specialist and had a sleep study done. I've used a CPAP for 10 years now.

                      If you can't get a good night's sleep, if your significant other says you snore and stop breathing during the night, you owe it to yourself, your family, your co-workers, and everyone else who depends on you to get treatment.

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                      • #12
                        I would like to thank you all for your very kind remarks. It;s a tough battle, but I know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I just need to take one day at time and I will be a lot healthier than I am now.
                        There are certain crimes that are simply too cruel, too sadistic, too hideous to be forgiven.”
                        ― John E. Douglas, Journey Into Darkness.

                        6 Things you don't mess with.
                        MY FAITH

                        MY FAMILY

                        MY FLAG

                        MY COUNTRY

                        MY HONOR AND THE THIN BLUE LINE

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                        • #13
                          Hang in there, Steve.

                          All the very best.

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                          • #14
                            I was diagnosed with sleep apnea about 4 years ago. 3 years ago I had a septoplasty to open the nasal airways. It helped but I find myself getting headaches if I sleep more than 8-9 hours. I am going to be going back soon to see if I can find an explanation for it. Prior to the septoplasty I was overweight, had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I now am a lot healthier partly due to the surgery but also eating better and exercising.

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                            • #15
                              One of my partners had sleep apnea and as long as he used the CPAP to sleep, he was fine. When he didn't, he was constantly falling asleep during car rides. He told me that when the docs monitored his sleep before the CPAP, he woke nearly a hundred times a night.
                              I’ll die with blue in my veins.

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