[rescue] Re: rescue Digest, Vol 17, Issue 97
mrbill at mrbill.net
Sun Apr 18 13:51:57 CDT 2004
On Sun, Apr 18, 2004 at 02:50:27AM -0400, Torquil MacCorkle, III wrote:
> Is sleep apnea the one caused by fat around your neck being pushed into you
> due to gravity when you lie down, effectively strangling you? Can't that
> just be fixed by losing weight? (I wonder if I have that, sleep over the
> past like... month, has actually been *painful*, I wake up and I am sore, I
> sleep 2-3 hours at a time and am always exhausted, but sleep doesn't seem to
Weight can be an aggrivating factor, but plenty of skinny people have sleep
apnea too. From talking to my mother, I've basically had it ever since I
was born (I'd stop breathing often as a baby and a little kid, while sleeping).
Mine is also aggrivated by the fact that I was 2 months premature and as a
result of a breathing tube, have scar tissue INSIDE my trachea.
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