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Worried About My Husband's Loud Snoring/Stops Breathing!!

I am so worried about my husband!! I have told him several times about his sometimes VERY LOUD SNORING, and also about how he suddenly just STOPS BREATHING!!!

I cannot convince him that he has a problem that needs to be addressed by a Dr! He is too dang stubborn!! Can you help???

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Feb 26, 2015
Look For Any Sleep Apnea Clinics In A Group Setting?
by: Kevin

It's very thoughtful and good of you to be worried for your husband. Sleep apnea can be very serious over the years, because of the stress it puts on your body not being able to breathe easily night after night.

My dad recently went through this as well. He's always been a loud snorer and when I would sleep in the same room as him, such as on vacation or in a hotel room, would notice apneas in between his snoring. I told him about it, and my mom's been worried about it too and telling him to go get it checked out over and over again, but he didn't go to the doctor for several years.

Then there was a sleep apnea clinic advertised at the hospital, where you could show up in a group of people and decide if you wanted to take the next step of getting treatment and getting fitted with a CPAP machine. Maybe it was something about going in a group setting rather than having to make a doctor's appointment one-on-one for yourself, but my dad went to the clinic and is now using a CPAP at night.

I say this because maybe you could research to see if there will be any sleep apnea clinics nearby, and if there are you could suggest it to him and maybe even volunteer to go with him.

Recording his snoring/apneas and playing it back to him could also help. In some cases, people just need to be shown how bad there sleep actually seems or how loud it is for their bed partner, because they don't notice it themselves while they are asleep.

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