Re: Medical update
- From: spodosaurus <spodosaurus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 00:29:58 +0900
"spodosaurus" <spodosaurus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> schreef:
They diagosed me with OSAS in 2004. And 2 tests in 2005 confirmed it.
What is OSAS? I've only heard of OSA (obstructive sleep apnea),
Last "S" stands for "Syndrome."
It's not really a "syndrome".
which I have. I also had a lot of the symptoms you describe before starting CPAP therapy.
They gave me a CPAP device in 2004. Cant sleep with it.
Most places don't properly analyze and fit CPAP machines and masks to patients. I can't do without mine, and I don't get nearly the benefits that many do. I've had it since I was a child, but only got treated in my early twenties. It's probably saved my life by assisting me in getting through some fairly intense periods of medical treatments. I strongly suggest you revisit this issue. A clinic may have a good respiratory sleep physician, but fitting and analysing the match between patient and machine and both with the proper mask is done by the respiratory technologists, who too often are not given as much training as they should be in these issues. If you were in Western Australia I could tell you the best place to go for this.
I heard that some forms of narcolepsy can cause OSA as well.
Like if you're waking up from OSA instead of hitting REM.
Early REM is also a sign of clinical depression, just as a side note.
And that is a scary thing.
Does depression cause a lack of good sleep, or does a lack of good sleep causes depression?
The former is common, and the chronic strain and neurotransmitter issues with the latter may contribute tot he latter.
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