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Sleep Apnea as TMS equivalant

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by MatthewNJ, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. MatthewNJ

    MatthewNJ Well known member

    Hi folks,

    I use CPAP. 1 year ago I was having some waking issues. My doc did a home sleep study. It turns out when I am in REM, I snore just a bit, have a minor apnea and wake up. My Oxygen was 90% or higher, My AHI was 5. these numbers are considered acceptable and no further treatment is required. My doc suggested a re adjustment in the sleep lab and they corrected the problem with an increase from 7 cm H20 to 9 . Fast forward to last November (2015). Same scenario. 1 Exception is I am 15 pounds lighter. the home sleep study is virtually identical to the one from 1 year ago. My doc said I could come have another adjustment or leave it alone as my AHI is 5 and my O2 is 90. I chose to tweak the machine myself . I put it up to 10. No help. I put it up to 11, no help. I have since put it back to 9.

    I know I have had many stress related issues such as stomach ulcers, back pain and hypertension. I have solved most of those with "standard" TMS processes, counseling, lifestyle changes, meditation, yoga, diet, etc. I no longer have hypertension and my doc took me off the medication. Is there anyone that has experience with sleep apnea that is stress related?

    BTW, I continue to use my CPAP even though I am pretty sure this is stress related.


  2. Forest

    Forest Beloved Grand Eagle

  3. MatthewNJ

    MatthewNJ Well known member

    Forest, TY. Both searches turned up many posts, but none relating sleep apnea to stress. I used the ask a TMS therapist link and we will see what happens.
  4. balto

    balto Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi Matthew, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. My father and two of my brother also had sleep apnea. I used to wear mouth guard my dentist brother made for me. I wore cpap and some other contraptions years ago. Nothing cure it, not until I was cured from tms/anxiety.
    I don't know if stress or the mind caused it, but for me I really think my mind is the cause.
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  5. MatthewNJ

    MatthewNJ Well known member

    Balto, Thanks. I wear a mouth guard as well, but for grinding teeth, not related to sleep apnea. do you remember how severe your sleep apnea was? and did you have a subsequent sleep study to confirm the apnea was gone, or do you base it on your symptoms of sleep apnea are gone?
  6. balto

    balto Beloved Grand Eagle

    I don't remember how bad I had it, I just remember they said I had it from mild to moderate, something like 10 to 15 per hour. I did have another study Matthew. They confirm that I was OK now.

    Funny, I did have grinding teeth too. I still do sometime according to my wife but she said it is no way near as bad as it used to be.
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