I've known that I snore since shortly after college when a friend videotaped me as I slept. Later, after I got married, my wife complained and my dentist constructed me what is known as a Herbst Device which looks like two retainers connected by metal bars. It thrusts my lower jaw open just enough to open my soft upper palate and thus reducing my snoring. Nonetheless, lately I have found myself waking up at least 5-10 times a night. I went into an ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist and from our interview it appears that I have sleep apnea. I am going to go in for a sleep study next week and I expect to have a diagnois by the end of the week. I've been looking into the options (surgery and CPAP (Constant Positive Airway Pressure - A device worn over the mouth or nose which provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.) I've done my googling on the disorder, but I was hoping to get personal stories. Anyone else deal with this? What was your expeience?
Curious George - Sleep Apnea Hello Monkeys. Seems like I have had this affliction for years and didn't know about it. Anyone else had to deal with this. Can you share?