My husband has horrible untreated sleep apnea. Like he sits down and falls asleep. He is 40, and has had it for at least the last 12 years, progressively worse. And even when he’s not asleep, if you watch his breathing he’s having “apnea” spells while awake (only way I can explain it ). Aside from the fact that he is constantly falling asleep which is just annoying-especially for our 8 year old. His mood is awful. Bad mood swings, fine one second angry the next, or depressive. I am almost 100 percent sure this is due to the apnea. His oxygen is dipping into the low 80s with oxygen on!!(he ended up in the ER a bit ago for a kidney stone, and the ER nurse put him on oxygen and told me he wasn’t even in the typical deep sleep before the apnea was starting. Of course also told me he needed a machine like yesterday. ) He’s up 4, 5 times a night to use the restroom. He claims this is because of the way fluid resettled when he’s laying down. I’m not buying it- but he insists that’s what the dr he saw for his kidney stone said.
Long story short. He needs to start being treated for this. He won’t listen to family, friends, ect. He attempted a sleep study about 5 years ago and walked out within 30 minutes when they , of course, put a mask on him right away. His brother wears a mask and tells him all the time how much it helps. Honestly, I’m afraid he’s either going to have a heart attack or sudden death during sleep or some sort of accident. I also dont sleep well because hes so loud snoring and talking in his sleep (much worse than it’s ever been), and the constant up and down to the restroom. But I can at least take a nap during the day, since I’m a stay at home mom.
Any tips, ideas? Anything I can try to make him see the “writing on the wall” if he continues to ignore this.