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Posted by Trudy ( on April 04, 2001 at 10:15:40:

I've been thinking about something for awhile now and thought I'd let you all in on this - just because if any tidbit of this may sound familiar to any of you or could HELP anyone in anyway - then the possible chance of being called an idiot is worth it.

Here goes. Is there any chance at all that some of our nighttime attacks could be brought on by something blocking the oxygen that we breathe (i.e. blankets being pulled over our heads or too close to our nose and mouth or your sleeping partner sleeping too close to your face).

I know this may sound "off the wall" but I began to notice that if I keep all blankets away from my face completely and make sure my husband isn't snuggled so close to my face that I'm breathing in the air that he's exhaling, that my nighttime attacks have diminished considerably. Coincidence - who knows?

With all of the discussions about the use of oxygen and the success that so many find with this - could there be any truth to any of this?

I always thought I wanted the covers away from my face because sometimes getting overheated would trigger an attack, but maybe, for some of us, it's the lack of oxygen or too much of the carbon (monoxide or dioxide) - whatever it is that we breathe out.

Any of you ever thought about this?

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