My name is Billy and I’ve been recently diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea (AHI: 19). I just recently turned 37, I’m 6’2 without shoes, 250 pounds naked with a neck circumference of 19.25".
Is it possible to have sleep apnea when a person is within a one weight range, and not within another lighter range? My doctor told me that you either have sleep apnea, or you don’t, and I’m not sure how to I’m suppose to take that.
I believe I’ve had symptoms of sleep apnea as far back as ten or more years ago. It seemed that whenever I was over 240 pounds, I’d experience symptoms, but certainly not when I was between 200 and 230. Is this even possible?
Just laying on the couch, on my back, watching tv, something in the back of my throat prevents me from breathing requiring me to open my mouth to breath again. I figured that was enough evidence for potential sleep apnea.