Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Here’s How to Tell

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22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and 90 million Americans snore. While not everyone that snores has sleep apnea, not everyone with sleep apnea may snore. Sebastian interviews Dr. Joel Gould to understand what really happens to your brain and body if you have sleep apnea, and when you should seek treatment (hint: right away).

00:00 Introduction
00:31 Signs & Symptoms
01:31 Dr. Gould on Sleep Apnea
02:02 Snoring vs. Apnea
02:56 Seb's Symptoms
03:23 Unaddressed Sleep Apnea
03:52 Seb's Snoring: Dr. Gould Responds

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26 Comments

  1. I asked my wife do we have sleep apnea, we both snore 😬😬. Something to check out, thanks for the info.

  2. I have sleep apnea and it can be a serious health problem. Not only making you tired during the day but can cause other health problems.

  3. I definitely think I have sleep apnea. I’m supposed to be getting a sleep test done soon.

  4. this sounds just like my brother. he is pretty healthy but he had surgery on his nose and ever since then he snores and sometimes it sounds like he isn’t breathing. it’s scary. i wonder if he has sleep apnea too

  5. Very informative I can see some of the factors I could possibly have that could be maybe Apnea. Thank you so this video I really enjoyed the information.

  6. It’s worth mentioning that sleep apnoea isn’t always a full obstruction of the airway. That sure sounded like an obstructive apnoea to me though. Another idea is to get pulse oximetry data from an O2 ring or finger probe as that will show drops in O2 saturation. If you see lots of drops below 90%, you definitely need to get it treated. Even after you begin sleep therapy, O2 data helps to review therapy effectiveness.

  7. I’m so excited for the relief of Sleep Apnea with a restful night Sleep 💤

  8. Thank you for creating and sharing the very helpful video for snorers and people with sleep apnea.

  9. You no longer need to go to a sleep clinic to be be accurately diagnosed with sleep apnea. Just get a logging oximeter and wear it for a few nights. Even the cheap $30 models are far more accurate than they need to be to detect sleep apnea. If your oxygen levels don’t frequently dip lower than 88% then you’re just a snorer. Sleep apnea manifests as frequently and prolonged dips below 85%.

    People diagnosed with sleep apnea ALWAYS see evidence of it when subsequently using an oximeter at home. And everybody who isn’t diagnosed with sleep apnea by a sleep clinic NEVER see evidence for it when subsequently using an oximeter at home (although they may see dips caused by a poor connection with the device or raising the sensor too far above the heart level).

    Anybody telling you that you need to pay thousands and spend the night in a sleep clinic to diagnose sleep apnea is lying to you. They’ll uncover more detail, may identify the cause, provide treatment options and so on, but a home diagnosis with even a cheap oximeter is all you need to conclusive prove or disprove sleep apnea. Today’s home sensors are just as accurate (use the exact same laser diodes) as the ones used by hospitals to measure your SpO2.

    1. @Ve Yes, you need a prescription to get a cpap. But accurate and cheap home blood oxygen meters (e.g. logging oximeters) used over several nights can rule out sleep apnea with greater certainty than a single night in a sleep clinic, which often miss less pronounced, conditional or periodic sleep apnea.

      The large majority of people who go to an overnight sleep clinic don’t have sleep apnea, and could have easily verified this themselves without needlessly wasting tons of money, resources and time sleeping overnight at a clinic. Only after you confirmed that you have sleep apnea do you need to get diagnosed and a prescription for a cpap.

  10. Monitor your Oxygen Saturation with an Pulse Oximeter. They record while you sleep and you can analyse with your computer the next day. If it measures never less than 90 % there is no need to worry.
    It’s also important how long the value goes under a specific threshold.

  11. Is there a kind of sleep apnea where you just forget to breathe? I’ve been noticing that when I’m relaxed enough to fall asleep I stop breathing.

    1. @Nicole Pensiero wish I could afford to. I had health ins but couldn’t make the payments and somehow I ended up owing them over 2k. I’ll never be able to get caught up and I can’t afford anything else.

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