Does anyone have this combo, and if so can you share what worked for you as well as the what the link between them might be? I believe that both of these issues started for me at the end of my first pregnancy (quite a long time ago now).
I understand the extra weight/airway collapse connection, but beyond the mechanics, does anyone know any other reason that they occur in tandem?
My guess has always been that the pregnancy weight gain and hormones caused the apnea, which caused the adrenal fatigue, which in turn caused the thyroid deficiency.
I have never been able to get back down to my pre pregnancy weight (and in fact am very far away from it now) so have not breathed normally at night since before my first child was born. I have tried mouthguard, tape and even trialled a cpap at one point - OMG, how I hated that:(.
I still wonder if I could somehow get my weight down to what was originally if it would cure the apnea, but with chronic pain and long term, sometimes extreme sleep deprivation, that kind of weight loss has been out of my reach.