Lets talk sleep apnea, and other weird nighttime things

xebex

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When in a crash I get sleep apnea like symptoms, I’m 100% certain I do NOT have sleep apnea when not in a crash so a sleep study will be tricky.

I often wake up in a panic and am very confused, recently I had a horrific panic attack after waking up with one sided sleep paralysis, I felt like I had been holding my breath in my sleep. Sometimes as I’m drifting off to sleep I’ll stop breathing and it’ll wake me up or a voice in my dream will say “breathe!” And I’ll jolt awake.

I’m not sure I want to bother with a sleep study as I’m not really into inducing a crash state in a hospital but I wonder if a Cpap machine or something else might help in these bizarre semi conscious sleep states almost narcolepsy like.

Any thoughts or experience?
Thanks