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A possible helpful hint for those of you that think AF might be triggered by sleep apnoea

feejbee
feejbee

I am going through the menopause at the moment and as a result having hot flushes,particularly at night my husband has set up a small fan in our bedroom ( you don't really need to know all this ,but just setting the scene)

My oxygen levels at night are never more than 93% and have gone down as low as 82% at one time ,measured on my pulse meter. Since I've had the fan in the bedroom ( 2 weeks ) my oxygen level is at 98 - 99%. I am sleeping and feeling much better and not snoring at all -not that I knew I did ,this is just hubby saying that we often have a jumbo jet in our room. I used to wake with a start after stopping breathing which would often bring on AF. and other arrhythmias.

I cannot say whether it would help stop an episode of AF ,flutter,tachycardia as I have had an ablation which seems to have cured it but I know in my case that sleep problems ,probably sleep apnoea brought it on.

Just thought I'd share this with you ,might help somebody. I hope it does .

Fi

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Oh wow - that's really really worth a try x thanks ann

feejbee
feejbee
in reply to Whatamug1

Let us know if you try it and if it makes any difference to you.Good luck.

Fi

Thanks for the useful tip Fi. I think meditation/relaxation techniques can also help sleep apnoea or symptoms like it. I was tested for apnoea early this year but told I was OK and lifestyle changes and Mg supplement seem to have removed the issues.

I'm sure you're right .Its such a complex condition and affects us all so differently that everything and anything is worth a try to see if it helps.

Fi

Fi

Ihave and aFib, had an ablation for Aflutter a year ago.

Since my son wears a mask at night for sleep apnea and I've heard of quite a few Afib patients with sleep apnea on another chat room, I requested and had a sleep session to see if I had apnea.

It turns out I do and underwent another session to see type of mask and amount of air I need.

Fortunately I only need a nasal mask , it's supposed to be easier to get used to.

You might see if you are continuing to have apnea as one doesn't need to snore to have it. All I can say is that after wearing the mask for one night I felt more refreshed the next day. Hopefully my heart will calm down a bit when I start wearing the mask every night.

Heather R

souljacs4
souljacs4
in reply to heather-7

Hi Heather how do you go about getting a sleep session

I requested that my cardiologist refer me for a sleep study but you can also ask your primary Dr. to refer you. I'm in the states so it may be different procedure in England but I would start with one of these Drs.

Heather

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