Can you die in your sleep with apnea ?

Can you really die in you sleep from sleep apnea?  Well, it is really really hard to die like that.  Most likely, you had a feeling of dying due to lack of oxygen.  During the deepest portion of sleeping, respiration can slow down to a very low five breaths a minute. In these cases, someone oberving you might think you are not breathing, and if you could see yourself you would be worried.

The good news is that anytime you stop breathing duing sleep, your brain goes into a panic mode which instantly wakes you up.

Sleep apnea while it may not kill you instantly, has serious side effects for example being tired the next day, early morning muscle fatigue due to sleep apnea, and heart problems.  This is due to drop in oxygen levels.

Review Articles » How to Cure Sleep Apnea - Sleep apnea is a condition where someone ceases breathing for short periods of time while they are sleeping. These periods can number up to 400 throughout the night. While their are different types of sleep apnea, the kind we will be …

For Sleep Apnea Help » Blog Archive » What to Buy for Wedding … - For Sleep Apnea Help. information and resources for those of us with apnea. « Be-Do-Have - A Formula For Success … For Sleep Apnea Help is proudly powered by WordPress · Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS).

Sleep Apnea And Obesity Go Hand In Hand - Recently, it has been revealed that sleeping and being overweight directly correlate one another. Not getting enough sleep can lead to gaining weight and gaining weight can lead to sleep apnea.

Understanding and Treating Sleep Apnea | Planet Article - Before we begin discussing cures for sleep apnea, it is important to first explain exactly what this condition is. Sleep apnea is when someone stops breathing for brief periods of time when they are asleep.

For Sleep Apnea Help » Blog Archive » Fight Your Insomnia With … - You probably know that a deeper and more relaxed sleep will make you feel better the next day and you will be more alert. But have you considered using meditation to help you to fall asleep more quickly and let you sleep …

Ultimate Home Fitness » Blog Archive » Apnea - Potentially deadly … - If you suspect you’re suffering from sleep apnea, talk to your doctor, who may refer you to a lab where your sleep can be monitored. Losing weight and avoiding alcohol before bedtime may help. Wearing a mask attached to an air …

Books on sleep apnea can be helpful - By Sarah Long - Library Beat - The typical sleep apnea sufferer is a middle aged, overweight male who snores. I admit to being middle aged, but am not too plump and definitely not a male. I asked my husband if I snored. Being a gentleman he said, “No, …

Sleep apnea is a serious disease, going way beyond calling it snoring, and needs to be treated medically.

 
You might also enjoy...
Discussion

What do you think? Leave a comment. Alternatively, write a post on your own weblog; this blog accepts trackbacks.

Comments
1.
On June 7th, 2009 at 1:55 pm, Albert said:

I just published my first book and it’s about my personal sleep apnea experience. Read what I went through, especially if you wonder if you have it. It’s available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

Albert Cano
author, My Sleep Apnea Experience

2.
On December 12th, 2009 at 7:18 am, julie said:

does anyone have a problem with sleep apnea reggarding sinus trouble in the winter. I have a cpac machine which drys out my upper nasal sinus in the winter months and I cannot wear my machine.If I do not wear my cpac my Heart condition comes back and i could die from this. please respond if you can help with advice.

3.
On December 13th, 2009 at 11:25 am, Sleep Apnea Symptoms said:

It won’t suddenly kill you whilst sleeping, but if gone untreated over a prolonged period of time, the effects of sleep apnea can lead to a more troublesome and threatening condition.

4.
On May 5th, 2010 at 1:04 pm, Courtney Lloyd said:

Sleep Disorders like sleep paralysis really disturbs me at night. I usually experience it when my throat gets dry.;`”

5.
On March 6th, 2013 at 1:46 pm, monique said:

i have had 5 surgeries and a couple of them i had servier heart problems and in the year 1993 i died giving birth and also in 1998 same thing. i do have sleep apnea and i tend to stop breathing a whole lot with cpap too. i have been tested proving i have it real bad but i was told by people they have to shake me and get my heart going and telling me im not breathin and my heart isn’t pumpin well either. so i am worried that i can yes die in my sleep.

6.
On March 6th, 2013 at 1:51 pm, monique said:

also, i have at times gasp for air and are choking bc i can’t breath. i do have asma bad too besides sleep apnea. my boyfriend has at times well use to all the time not not so much bc he sleeps on the coutch. anyways he has at times shaken me to the point of waken me up and telling me i am not breathin at all. and that my heart is beating very slow. i do get palpatations here and there too,and other times heart pain.

Leave a Reply