I’m not asking for medical advice, but rather personal experiences. I’m currently seeing a doctor and am probably going to undergo a sleep study soon, but I’m just curious as to your personal experiences.
Both of my parents have sleep apnea - my Dad, who is overweight, and my mother, who is tiny. I’m not overweight and don’t snore. But I’ve noticed for a while that when I’m especially tired, I won’t be able to fall asleep because I stop breathing as soon as I start to drift off, so I gasp for breath and it wakes me up. I know, no brainer, right? Sounds like textbook sleep apnea. But it only ever seems to happen when I’m super-tired, and never when I’m just going to bed on a normal night.
Did anyone have this sort of experience - only doing the “gasp for breath” thing when you were super-tired, and never doing it (or noticing) it when you’re normally going to bed? Anyone else of average weight but diagnosed with sleep apnea?