I was diagnosed with sleep apnea sometime between 2008/2009 and while i was still married i am now divorced for almost 2 years and terrified to start dating or even think about a new relationship because i feel like darth vadar when i go to sleep. Im trying to get an opinion from a doctor or expert on if sleep apnea is connected to ptsdi wanted to get a rating for my sleep apnea from the va and need evidence i didnt have this problem before going into the military so i know i developed it while active service i also did 3 tours in iraq so im thinking they are connected somehow. Sleep apnea posted: 6/14/2009 4:19:55 pm: part of sleep apnea, is that you stop breathing while you sleep sometimes it's the gasping for air that wakes ya sometimes it's the loud snoring.
Sleep apnea syndromes (obstructive, central, mixed) has become the most prevalent service-connected respiratory disability with more than 22 percent of all body system disabilities, according to the department of veterans affairs fiscal year 2014 annual benefits report. Lap band surgery, sleep apnea posted: 10/17/2007 12:49:46 pm: belleargent--you look fantastic- you are correct that small people have the sleep apnea too prior to my surgery,my surgeon asked if i could stop using the cpap too i stopped using it and now sleep like a baby. Untreated sleep apnea can be dangerous, as people with the condition stop breathing for periods of 10 seconds or longer during their sleep but it can also lead to other health issues, including hypertension, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and depression.
For sleep apnea 4 essential tips for your symptoms affecting your heart, and every one of bed surprising health benefits of their quality original articles dating someone with sleep apnea donald trump, as well as countless dating service never miss another central sleep apnea dating site for kids teaches kids the signs of people and upload. Sleep apnea has an impact on partners by depriving them of sleep sleep deprivation of one or both partners is a common cause of sexual problems when a person isn’t well rested, they experience low energy, fatigue, and sleepiness along with a decreased libido and reduced interest in sex. Hey, i'm all for that considering the looks i've gotten from a couple of guys when they found out about my cpap, and considering i've had a relationship end because of sleep apnea, what the heck there are probably a lot more grownups on sg anyway i think it'd be kinda fun myself. Even if yours is obstructive sleep apnea like we discussed here, there are still other ways to service connection other than proving you had sleep apnea in service in my next article, i will explain another road to service connection: obstructive sleep apnea as a secondary disability.
Most people with sleep apnea severe enough to need a cpap also snore loudly even in mild cases of osa, the snoring can be bad enough to interfere with the sleep partner's quality of sleep. Sleep apnea is not a sleep disorder, but a respiratory condition, and it can be diagnosed only with a sleep study service connection will be granted on a direct basis only if the disorder was diagnosed on active duty. Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that causes a person to stop breathing throughout his or her sleep cycle if your apnea goes untreated, you can stop breathing as many as 100 times in a night. Sharafkhaneh et al (2005) association of psychiatric disorders and sleep apnea in a large cohort sleep, vol 28, no 11, compared the prevalence of sleep-apnea diagnoses in subjects with and without specific psychiatric diagnoses 1185% of the ptsd group has ptsd, compared with 474% of the non-ptsd group. Says the nih: “obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening disorder in which breathing is interrupted during sleep these episodes cause temporary drops in blood oxygen and increases in carbon dioxide levels, which lead to frequent partial arousals from sleep.
High blood pressure is another concern with sleep apnea patients incidence of high blood pressure has been reported to be 30 to 80% in patients with osa 1,2 normally there is a high level of oxygen (fuel for the body) and a low level of carbon dioxide (waste product of metabolism) in the blood. 10-37 904 ) date ) ) on appeal from the department of veterans affairs regional office in san diego, california the issue entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea attorney for the board s layton, counsel introduction the veteran had active service from march 1971 to october 1992.
This type of sleep apnea is the most common and is caused when the muscles and tissues in the throat and air passages relax during sleep, which slows or stops the air flow into the lungs this absence of air causes an apnea as well as snoring. Proving sleep apnea is service connected – it’s the one thing i hear more about from veterans than any other topic veterans who are looking for the “easy” way to get sleep apnea service-connected will not find it – in my opinion, there is no such thing.
Recent research suggests that sleep apnea doesn’t stop when soldiers come home from service according to a 2013 chest article , “sleep disturbances are among the most common symptoms of military personnel who return from deployment,” with 882 percent of 110 military subjects meeting the diagnostic criteria for sleep disorders. To receive service connection for sleep apnea, you will need to show an injury or event in service you will need to establish a timeline of symptoms if you began having fatigue, daytime sleepiness (hypersomnolence), dry mouth, morning headaches, or other symptoms while in service, that can help establish that sleep apnea began while in service.
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