sleep apnea

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    oberbrecklingposted 10 years ago

    I was just told by my doctors nurse that I have Restless leg syndrome. I did a sleep test 3 weeks ago, and they just got back to me. She said the doctor did'nt leave any details, but she said somebody would come to the house with a mask? What the hell is that,LOL. Is there anybody who can tell me more about this Restless leg, or sleep apnea. I have leg jerks and full body jerks I stop breathing in my sleep all the time. I don't sleep much at all, been that way for months. I'm 41 years old tell me am I gonna make it to 42?

    1. sandhyap profile image37
      sandhyapposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Dear Friend,

      u can try aromatherap treatment and for more details u can visit my new hub.

      Good Luck

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    oberbrecklingposted 10 years ago

    Thank you hub community

  3. crashcromwell profile image78
    crashcromwellposted 10 years ago

    I am about your age and have been sleeping with a cpap machine for the past seven years. I have sleep apnea, but I don't have restless legs syndrome. My understanding is that they are separate conditions.

    Having a CPAP has made a distinct difference in my quality of sleep. If you've already had a sleep test, insurance should cover the cost, or most of it, for a machine. At first it felt weird having this mask over my face, but after a night or two I got used to it. You will find it will do a lot for your breathing. I have no idea whether it will help your restless legs, though.

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    oberbrecklingposted 10 years ago

    Thanks crasn for your comments. I did have the sleep test done and that's how they found out I have RLS. my insurance will cover it,but I was wondering who picks the mask out and the equitpment do I, and the restless leg syndrome. It's like I'm stupid. I have not heard much about this,so I wait and see. Thanks for joining my fan club.

    1. crashcromwell profile image78
      crashcromwellposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      There are different styles of masks. The one I use is the comfort classic. The machines have come a long way. In the beginning the machine was nearly as loud as my snoring. Now the one I have is more quiet than the fan we have going in our room.

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    oberbrecklingposted 10 years ago

    "OH" cool! comfort  classic, check into that one. I don't know yet, but I heard the RLS could be related to my degenertive disk in my back I just had my second back surgery in Jan.2008, ruptured disk both times, and I still think somethings wrong with my back, because my right hip goe's num,March of this year I also had a heart attack. I have high blood pressure,hypertension, and atrial fablleration. That means I've had the stress test with the chemical injection, decafeter strung inside up to the heart with a shot of die looking for blockage never found any. Three weeks ago I had four steriod shot injections in my back never helped. I've been told I have depression, I ca'nt work to support my family my wife and I have three small one's Matt, Nathan,and jessica, so my wife works as much as she can, I'm looking for another source of money that's why I came here at first then I found out I'm not going to make any money here, but I like the hubber community I'm almost stunned by it. If there is any money being made here It's by the hubber crowd that's been here for a while and they don't want to share how. In fact on the forum three or for days ago the forum was about fans and I got my head ripped off by marisa so I don't talk on the forum anymore I had some friends till then now they don't come by my hubs anymore. That's one thing, but on the outside world I don't know what else could go wrong and all this is centered around a workers comp issue with my back and they won't pay me my lawyer is letting them get away with murder, but I feel better when I write marisa gave me a low blow about my writing then I think it was shadesbreath joined with marisa and that was enough for me I know I'm not very good I want to get better, and I will just give me time. I was at the top of the field in construction when this happened but I was never hard on the new guys when they started I understood how it was to be learning something new. Hell who knows maybe in time I will be well liked here and write a good piece too. I'm the kind that likes to learn and wrtite so will se how it goes crash.

  6. crashcromwell profile image78
    crashcromwellposted 10 years ago

    I don't have much time to respond at the moment, but I wanted to share with you the profile of one of the hubbers of whom I am a fan. She writes a lot of good stuff about how to make money with hubpages. Here's her profile. Check it out: .

    Happy Hubbing!

  7. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 10 years ago

    Ober, I don't remember ripping your head off - I do apologise if I wrote something that you took that way.  I know I wouldn't agree to be your fan, but how many fans you have has NOTHING to do with how successful you are at HubPages.  Fans coming to read your Hubs won't earn you any money.  You only earn money when someone clicks on your ads, and fans rarely do that.  And in my book, fans and friends are two totally different things.

    The way to make money on HubPages is patience.  I earned absolutely nothing here on Hubpages for my first three months, and other Hubbers will tell you the same thing happened to them.   Then in the fourth month, I earned $5.  The next month, $10, and so on.  I earned my first $100 cheque in June. 

    That wasn't because I was adding more and more Hubs.   I wrote about 50 Hubs in my first few weeks here (I happened to be out of work at the time!).   Since then, I've only written another 17.  It just seemed like it took a while for my Hubs to get noticed by the big wide internet out there (which is where the dollars come from, not from fans or other Hubbers). 

    So that would be my advice to you.

    - Read ALL of Darkside's Hubs about how to make Hubs.  Keep an eye on the "Related Hubs" section and browse around the wealth of other Hubs on the subject, too.

    - Build up your portfolio - set yourself a target of, say, 100 Hubs - but don't rush it.  Write them in Word so you can spell check them; use the capsules to create a nice layout with photos and videos; go back and edit your existing Hubs too (I had to go back and re-do most of mine several times as I learned more about how to do stuff).

    - Learn a bit about how to promote yourself with things like social bookmarking, joining forums outside HubPages on subjects you write about, etc.  Once again, you'll find Hubs about this subject if you look, as well as lots of information on Google.

    I can't tell you how much money you're likely to make.  It depends on what subjects you choose.  You want to write on things people want to know about.  For instance, if you were in construction, you could give advice on how to choose a builder, or how to choose a site for your house, etc.  Remember it's likely to be individuals searching for information, not companies - so you'll do better if you scale down your advice to a domestic scale, if you can.

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    oberbrecklingposted 10 years ago

    I was only jerking your chain about the fan thing, and the forums are used for alot of things besides discussion. For example you and I got into what appeared to be this big emotional scene, then shadebreath got involved and I left the forum the way I did, ok, then I hurried up wrote five articles and published them in the same day. I recieved 1000 impressions just off that one episode with you and shadebreath, that's the kind of thing a new hubber has to go through to make lead way at first. Turn up the heat in the forums get people interested and they come runing,that was the good part for me, it's kind of emotional I take things to heart, and it never was that way when I was younger,but as I get older I guess I get I'm goining through alot right now, and I do like you alot. I guess it was your name that got my attention at first,but you never know what someone's really upto in the forums.

                                             ~cool~ cya!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It does sound like you have a lot on your plate!   I feel for you with the ruptured disc, I have one in my neck and it's no fun.  My doctor wouldn't agree to surgery (neck surgery is risky).  I was angry at first because it meant I had to wear a collar for a year, but I've heard several people say surgery didn't fix the problem anyway - so maybe he was wiser than I thought.

      Snoring and sleep apnea can be caused by being overweight.  It will also make high blood pressure worse and, of course, it means your back has to work harder to hold you up, which means more pressure on those discs.  You don't look overweight in your photo, but if you are carrying even a few extra pounds, it may be worth trying to trim down a little.  I know that's easier said than done when you can't exercise but worth bearing in mind. 

      Like I said, Hubbers reading your stuff is nice, but what you really want is search engine traffic - and that will come in time.

  9. Wangeci Kinyanjui profile image38
    Wangeci Kinyanjuiposted 10 years ago

    If you suspect your child has a snoring-related sleep issue you should consult your doctor.Children who snore are more likely to suffer from allergies than the general population and children with allergies are more likely to suffer from sleep apnea,this was according to American College of Chest Physicians.If your child stops breathing for a few seconds or gasps for breath, this may be a symptom of sleep apnea and a point to note is,not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.Remember,most kids snore sometimes but if your child snores loudly and regularly be sure to check with your doctor.

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    oberbrecklingposted 10 years ago

    point taken!

  11. Benson Yeung profile image73
    Benson Yeungposted 10 years ago

    Dear Oberblecking,
    there is a foundation for your condition:
    Check it out.
    Benson Yeung

  12. drummer boy profile image60
    drummer boyposted 10 years ago

    Like before mentioned, there are several types of masks out there, One that I have found to be quite popular is called a profile lite.  If you breath from your mouth, you will need a chin strap with a nasal mask, or you can just get a full face mask.

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    oberbrecklingposted 10 years ago

    Thanks Benson I'll look into it right away,drummerboy I just got the mask tried it last night the setting I have to use is 17 which is pretty high. I could not get to sleep with it on. my cheeks are blowing way out and thats alot of pressuse. OMG, everytime I would start to nod off my body would jerk and I would realize that I just stopped breathing. Some how I'm going to have to get use to this mask. I took it off went to sleep wondering if I was going to stop breathing in my  sleep. I wish the hell I would'nt of smoked all them ciggarettes in my life now, so I got a medical report from the doctor yesterday and I also have copd, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Wonderful, I wonder whats next?

    1. Nickny79 profile image71
      Nickny79posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think I may have sleep apnea.  Do users of CPAP masks find that they wake up feeling more refreshed and energized?


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