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Mumbling, shouting during sleep
Elle946 posted:
My partner has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. He initially used his c-pap apparatus, but he would knock it off during sleep or it was uncomfortable, so he hasn't used it in about a year. He snores a lot, very loudly, wakes himself up, is a very active sleeper. In the last six months or so he has begun to mumble a lot, as if he is dreaming and talking to someone. This has now morphed into him shouting as he restlessly turns over, expelling air comes out as a loud extended shout. Additionally, his high blood pressure is controlled with meds, lisinopril-hctz and amlopridine besylate. Since the first of the year we have joined a gym and workout out together. He has lost more than 11 pounds. Is his mumbling and shouting during sleep a progression of his sleep apnea symptoms?
Jordan_Josephson_MD responded:
Dear Elle946: It is hard without a new sleep study to determine if his yelling and shouting is a progression but his sleep apnea is not good. He is obviously not getting the proper amount of sleep and he should go back to his sleep specialist to determine what is going on. It is good that he is starting to lose weight. This will help with his high blood pressure and his sleep apnea and snoring. My book Sinus Relief Now would be a good reference as it will provide you with a good understanding of all of the problems and what can be causing your partners symptoms and sleep apnea. I suggest that you and your partner read it and use it as a reference. For the causes of sleep apnea you should also make an appointment with a board certified Ear Nose and Throat doctor that specializes in CAID. CAID stands for chronic airway-digestive inflammatory disease and connects sinus problems, allergies, asthma, snoring, sleep apnea, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Some patients suffer from one, some and others more of these problems. Reading the book and understanding your partners body and these problems and how they may be connected in the body will help you to find an answer. Furthermore, it will map out what therapies are available to you and your partner going forward and will help both of you to help your docs figure out how to make you feel better and to get your partner to sleep more comfortably and without yelling. Hope that this advice helps. Keep us posted and good luck. All the best DrJ

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