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My Son Works Harder At Night Than During The Day...Trying To Breathe

by Linda
(Palm Springs, CA)

I spent a week with my 45 year old son in Alaska on a fishing trip a few months ago. I was shocked to discover that as hard as he worked with all the fishing gear and equipment and boat during the day, it was nothing compared to what went on at night.

He was snoring very loudly, holding his breath for about 45 seconds then gasping for air. I could see that he worked at least twice as hard at night during his sleep as he did during the day.

He has been fitted with several C-Paps. But he always throws it off during the night while asleep or semi asleep. He has lost his will to do something about it because he has had so many failures with c-paps and other things.

He needs to lose weight, but lives alone and is not able to control his appetite. During a conversation during the day, he will intermittently fall asleep then suddenly awake. Is there any help? I feel he has become overwhelmed and has given up.

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Jan 26, 2013
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by: Anonymous

How about a dental device that moves the jaw into a certain position and keeps the air passage open. I have seen them online, but don't know how effective they are. There is also surgery, but there could be risks. You are right to be concerned. You are a good Mom and it must be hard to see him make choices as he does.

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