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Sleep apnea and hypnic erks

I use a CPAP machine but still have sudden jerks while gasping for air.  Is it possible to have both sleep apnea an hypic jerks?
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Yes, you can have both. Your symptoms of moving your limbs in sleep could be due to a sleep disorder called Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD). They disrupt sleep and cause involuntary movements during sleep. The cause is not known. They can be diagnosed with a sleep study and medications help to control them. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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