I was diagnosed with sleep apnea about 4 months ago. I think I have had it for years and years because i can remember many times waking up in the middle of the night panting. Also I used to fall asleep aal the time and every one used to think it was funny. I was tired ALL the time.
Since the diagnosis I got one of those CPAP contraptions and I sleep like a baby now.
I didn't know anything about sleep apnea but I have been reading. I have ALL the classic symptoms ... weight gain, memory loss, chronic insomnia, high blood pressure and anxiety attacks.
The machine is amazing, I don't know how it works but I just know it does, I can sleep 9 hours straight with that dumb mask on my face.
I am hoping that if I can bring my weight down I will no longer have sleep apnea or have high blood pressuer. I HATE the idea of HAVING to take pills every day!
I wonder if the sleep apnea is addressed then all the symtoms go away? I hope so!