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crippling obstructive/central sleep apnea

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by physicsstudent13, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. physicsstudent13

    physicsstudent13 Senior Member

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    does anyone have treatments for central apnea? It's really dangerous and damaging if your O2 levels fall to 70%. I think my problem is my sleep is fragmented by awakenings which cause the drops to 70% because the body's oxygen signaling is affected and I may not have enough GABA which is why klonopin helps. it's difficult to explain unless you have the disease
    I'm trying to increase melatonin levels by taking precursors and cofactors to melatonin. It is terrible I demasked last night and feel awful all today and sick and weak and had IBS attacks plus I have 2 resistant infections from exhaustion. if you have GI issues you may not absorb enough trytophan

    some precursors/cofactors might be-
    sam-E, tryptophan, (or melatonin), Jarrow's sleep formula
    I'm also trying to increase GABA by taking: GABA, klonopin, theanine, avoiding coffee

    anyone have any good ideas?
  2. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    I don't know that central sleep apnoea is a single disorder. So its hard to pin down what is causing it. As a result the only way is to try a whole lot of things, but there is on guarantee any of them will work.

    Even obstructive sleep apnoea is probably not one disorder, though they all share the same final mechanism the underlying cause might be different.
  3. physicsstudent13

    physicsstudent13 Senior Member

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    my neurologist friend told me that people with OSA even develop white tangles on DTI MRI and they go away with cpap or apap therapy
    I think the alteril is not a good supplement because it causes fogginess, maybe theanine alone may be ok, but I'm not sure about tryptophan anymore

    how do you signal the pineal gland to produce melatonin for instance safely? if you just take melatonin maybe the pineal will stop producing melatonin

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