SLEEP APNEA?

Hi,

Back at the end of April this year I awoke one morning fighting for breath. Spent all night sitting up downstairs watching TV then went to the Doctors who did two ECGs and decided I had Atrial Fibrillation. However, my wife tells me that actually where I thought I was falling asleep and as I relaxed I couldn't breathe and didn't fall asleep what actually happens is that I am asleep and she says my breathing just gets shallower and shallower and less frequent until at some stage I take about one breath to her four and then start twitching and then wake up. I am waiting for a referral to a sleep clinic but with neither of us getting much sleep I was wondering if there are any tricks any of you sufferers know of that can keep me going until I get my appointment or if there are any private clinics where they deal with this in the South Wales area. I look forward to hearing your replies. Thank you.

Des

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