cheerleader wrote:zap wrote:another thing that occurs to me is that I breathe very shallowly/quietly while sleep - I wonder if this might also contribute, by not "priming the vascular pump."
(deep breathing promotes vascular return to the heart, although I'm not 100% sure if this is also true in the prone position).
Not sure on this correlation, Zap. Before Jeff's procedure he had severe sleep apnea--would wake up gasping for air, and he was a major snorer. Now, his breathing is quiet and regular and no more waking up, gasping. I think shallow, regular breathing is normal for sleep time--but I haven't researched this at all, so I have no facts to back this up. Both Zamboni and Dake's patients have noted better sleeping after their angioplasty.
zap wrote: I don't just not snore, I breathe so subtly when sleeping that partners have checked to make sure I was still breathing. I also feel like I don't breathe very well/deeply/efficiently when upright and awake.
tuftyone wrote:i came across this thread this morning. very interesting! i have a refluxing right jugular so should i tryto sleep with my head turned to the right or left?
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