bluesky63 wrote:Not thinking on all cylinders right now, but I have wondered if we might get any interest from sleep clinics, etc., from looking at this whole thing as a sleep disorder. I am obviously not the first to talk about this, but a near-universal effect of the procedure seems to be a return of dreaming. A before-and-after sleep study would be enlightening.
Agreed, bluesky. I believe jugular stenosis, slowed perfusion and hypoxia is creating central sleep apnea in those with CCSVI, just as it does in those who travel to high altitude or have Cheyne Stokes respiration. Will ask Dr. Haacke what he thinks, since he was so helpful in taking on O2 and perfusion into his study. I think this is why sleep apnea went away completely immediately in Jeff and others after angioplasty.
Here are signs of central sleep apnea:
Observed episodes of stopped breathing or abnormal breathing patterns during sleep
Abrupt awakenings accompanied by shortness of breath
Shortness of breath that's relieved by sitting up
Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
Cheyne-Stokes respiration. This type of central sleep apnea is most commonly associated with congestive heart failure or stroke, and it is characterized by a rhythmic, gradual increase and then decrease in breathing effort and airflow. During the weakest breathing effort, a total lack of airflow (central apneas) can occur.
How long does the dreaming last? If you lose other benefits, will the dreaming stay? Where is this captured?
Dr. Salvi noted this at the Bologna conference in his presentation....his patients reported dreaming again. I sat up and gasped when he said this, because Jeff had been treated 6 months earlier, and he'd said the same thing! I leaned over to Dr. Dake and said, "That happened to Jeff too!!" And he still has this, almost 2 years since angio. He loves sharing his vivid dreams with me again. And now we've learned it's happened to many others who receive angioplasty. I've written about it on here in regards to REM sleep and the need for O2 to acheive REM sleep...
more to learn!