Sleep Disorders Community
Weird Sleeping Habits
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to apnea, children’s sleep issues, jet lag, insomnia, narcolepsy and snoring.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Weird Sleeping Habits

Usually while I am falling asleep I twitch, which I have heard is common.
But as I fall deeper into sleep I stop breathing and after a while (not sure how long) I jerk my self awake. Once I am awake I am gadping for air, have very dry mouth, and am sweaty and hot.

I was wondering what may cause this and what can i do to prevent this from happening?
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
See a doctor. Read all the info. in this forum. Sounds like sleep apnea.
Blank
242516_tn?1368227505
dgs75057 is right, sleep apnea patients often complain of stopping breathing, gasping, and heart racing, waking them from sleep.

Go get a sleep study.

Dr. Enoch Choi, MD
Palo Alto, CA
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I agree with the two above - I had the same - and burning throat like asthma.

I have moderate sleep apena - on a pressure or 18cm and am 97% compliant on a CPAP for the last 5 years - the CPAP makes a huge difference.

University of Michigan did a study that found low dopamine is a considerable factor of sleep apnea - my dopamine has tested low - also check your thyroid, I am hypo.

There are so many things that are linked to sleep apnea.

Compliance to using the CPAP is Key! and then do tests for the rest!

Best of luck - Sleep Apnea is serious and can WRECK your life. Be aggressive in seeking treatment.

Mercurycee
Blank
242516_tn?1368227505
Glad you're so much better with CPAP, it helps many people.  As well as thyroid hormone replacement if you're hypothyroid.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Sleep Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Sleep Disorders Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
HarryWmG
Las Vegas, NV
1622896_tn?1398006631
Blank
bobdylan1958
United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
757137_tn?1347200053
Blank
allmymarbles
NJ