I’m young 24, fit, eat well, but recently considered that sleep apnea may potentially be a cause of some of my mental health problems.
I deal with anxiety, depression, primarily in the form of numb emotions, intense fatigue, feeling “out of it”, and crazy brain fog.
I got diagnosed ADHD recently and was given a stimulant and that helped a lot, but not entirely. I also was prescribed zoloft to help with the anxiety, and I’ve done extensive psychotherapy.
I never considered sleep apnea as a possible cause, since I’m outside the normal criteria, but I have a family history: both my father and grandfather have diagnosed sleep apnea and use a cpap
I scheduled an appointment with a sleep specialist pulmonologist this week. Any advice or recommendations to talk about and to ensure I get a sleep study? Thanks!