Posted by Joy (184.108.40.206) on April 27, 2001 at 08:43:38:
In Reply to: Does lack of ox. from sleep apnea cause or bring on Clusters? posted by wendy on April 27, 2001 at 04:27:35:
Lee, my husband, had a sleep study done--ironically, the day AFTER his last CH of his cycle. So, for once we were disappointed he didn't have an attack. It would have been interesting to see what was revealed. It told us Lee has upper airway resistance syndrome and REM specific obstructive sleep apnea. He experienced 33 "arousals" an hour, so obviously doesn't sleep well. Whether or not sleep apnea can "trigger" an attack, who knows!? It is interesting though, that whenever this topic comes up, so many people agree that they experience sleep difficulties--seems too significant to ignore.
We supporters know the frustration you are going through, Wendy. Take the time to go through this site--you'll find so much information and support. If your boyfriend isn't on preventative medication, he needs to see his doctor about that. Hopefully, he has a cooperative doctor, even though he doesn't have a cooperative insurance company. Good luck to you. Joy
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