Live Discussion with Dr Simon Kyle - 30th May

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Posted 24 May 2013 at 12:08 PM
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  • Sleepio Member

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    Any advice on how you find out if you have sleep apnea?

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    Great point, cazie, the amount and distribution of sleep stages may be important for feelings of sleep quality. There is some emerging evidence that CBT modifies the micro architecture of sleep , and that this relates to perceptions of improvement

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    We usually have supper around 6:00. Sometimes we go to the gym in the early evening around 7:00 (for an hour) or go for or a walk (about a half an hour). After that I might do some housework, use the computer to check up on sleepio things or go to a brain strength site, watch T.V. and knit, read a book etc. From then on it's doing anything like this in various order just to stay awake. I use to go to bed at 9:00 or 9:30, so my new window of 11:30 is hard. Very stressful to not go to sleep. Have even nodded off while at the computer.

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    I use a Phillips wake up light so I still get the benefit of the light while covering up the clock

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    Hi Cazie I have sleep apnea please can you message me later and I canexplain in more detail for you on my profile page please

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    Ok Andy, I do have a number of other complex issues which affect my sleep but before all this I didn't have a sleep problem.

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    Small brief naps can be very helpful- the research literature also shows some benefits for learning ability. However, if you are already a poor sleeper we try and eliminate naps, to ensure we are optimising sleep-wake behaviour and giving the best opportunity to strengthen sleep

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    Join the club lol, look forward to talkingand hopefully helping if I can

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    Do you feel excessively sleepy during the day cazie? Has your partner mentioned any signs of snoring or holding your breath? The only real way is to receive an overnight assessment of your sleep in a lab, however if you do think that you may be experiencing panic events during the night then it is best to discuss is with your GP in the first instance

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    Great Andy, that sounds great….

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    Very tired and sleepy during the day and husband says I do as well as crunching my teeth splint like a horse! lol no panic though….but might be medication related.

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    Thanks Dion. Have you always been a morning person in terms of your sleep preference? Going to bed early and rising early?

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    Grinding ofthe teeth I believe is called bruxism, talk soon

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    It is, yes Andy. Have a good evening.

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    yes I have always been a morning person.

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    That's us for tonight folks, many thanks for joining and contributing. Have a good week and speak next time.

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    Thanks for your time Dr Kyle

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    I was very sleepy yesterday but managed 5 hours nonstop sleep last night so am feeling a bit better about my new routine.Have also downloaded a coupled of books recommended by Bryan in sleepio chat room and implemented some relaxation techniques.I am really trying!
    Thanks for your support Dr Kyle.
    Nipper

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    Great progress, Nipper. Keep up the good work!

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