Hi all, I'm just looking for a bit of information.
I've been suffering with a lot of symptoms over the past 4-6 months, with a newfound breathing problem probably the worst of the lot.
As a sort of.. knock-on effect from that I've developed a problem where I feel as if I've stopped breathing as I'm falling asleep. It's always literally as I'm dropping off, as if my brain completely shuts down the breathing process or forgets to keep it going.
This has been occurring now for about 3-4 months. That I know of. I visited my local GP and spoke with a nurse there about it. She was quite dismissive because I couldn't tell her for sure whether it was happening throughout the night.
All I can say is that, when it's worst it does happen about 6-10 times as I'm falling asleep. I can't say for certain if it happen throughout the night but I've read that people with various forms of sleep apnea can wake up multiple times through the night without even realising.
I also regularly wake up feeling 'hungover' and with a headache, or a pain in my forehead and neck. This is something I've experienced for years and always felt it was neurological.
PS. I should add that the reason I've specified central sleep apnea is because having read up on both, I feel it's more of a complete shut down in breathing, as opposed to obstruction of airways.