I don’t have any bother sleeping – as soon as my head hits the pillow I’m away. It was my wife that told me I snored and also stopped breathing. I didn’t know as I was asleep!
I went to see the doctor about another problem and mentioned this to him, but his reply was that most people snore. My wife, bless her, suggested that I go back to the doctor and say that she thought that I may have Sleep Apnoea, as I was stopping breathing for long periods whilst I was asleep, so could I be tested? At this point I was sent to see the ladies at the Lung Function Clinic and was given a “testing kit.” The rest is history……. I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnoea and given a CPAP machine to take home.
I have been lucky that I have had no problems with my machine and face mask. I require less sleep now because I am getting quality sleep. Also, my wife gets more sleep because she is no longer sitting up all night waking me every time I stop breathing. The bruises on my shins have also healed up!