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OK - I need some information/advise/help.
A friend tells me I must have sleep apnea. I know very little about this and don't know if its worth talking with my doctor about.
I assumed it was just me. I only sleep maybe 1 to 1 1/2 hours at a time at night. I wake, move around, sometimes walk (muscle cramps) and then try to fall asleep again (hard - takes at least 1/2 hour). I thought that I must just need the bathroom or leg cramp pains and for awhile, I would always check my sugar because of gastroparesis. HOWEVER, lately I find I can find sleep again better if I go out to the living room, prop myself up with pillows and my teddy bear, and then I can sleep for about 3 hours. Which is a relief (I'm tired!)
My husband has never mentioned if I snore -- he's a really sweet guy and wouldn't. But I probably need to ask him if I do (someone told me that sleep apnea patients snore? true? false?)
Anyone have a good suggestion of an article to read? Not sure where to start.
Also, someone said there is one solution - a big honky face mask every night but that it isn't so bad? Holy Cow. I don't want one more thing to worry about.
Thanks for any information you can share.