I’m almost sure I don’t have full on apnea, but I feel like I have some amount of reduced breathing.

  • I don’t fully wake up often in the middle of the night, or wake up gasping, with high heart rate, sweating, nightmares, etc.
  • I don’t wake up with headaches or get headaches often during the day
  • I don’t feel like I need to sleep often during the day and I never take naps. haven’t slept during the day since I was a baby
  • As far as I know, I don’t snore

  • I can’t remember ever waking up feeling rested
  • It’s very hard to get up in the morning, usually takes a couple hours unless there’s something urgent I need to force myself up for. After waking up is the only time I feel comfortable in bed
  • Despite never feeling like I need to sleep during the day, I’m constantly fatigued and have very low mental energy/motivation, but usually have normal physical energy
  • I have Inattentive ADHD/SCT (diagnosed as a child, no way this is 100% because of breathing problems but might be originally caused by and hugely exacerbated by it) that doesn’t respond much to stimulants, even several cups of coffee doesn’t do much besides make me physically shaky
  • It takes at least 3-4 hours after I get up for me to feel as awake as I can get
  • My sleep schedule has always been unstable. Unless I take sleep aids (which I don’t do often) I won’t feel tired until about an hour later than I went to sleep the night before
  • I’ll sleep 10+ hours if I don’t make an effort to force myself out of bed
  • Getting no sleep makes me feel better the next day than if I had slept because it skips the 6+ hours of grogginess (I only do this once a month at most)
  • Regular exercise makes me feel less stressed, but doesn’t help with brain fog and usually makes me more tired in general
  • Had cleft lip (but not palate), and had problems with allergies/sinus infections as a kid, but not recently
  • Frequent mouth breathing as a kid

Could I have reduced breathing to the point of disturbed sleep but not to the point of low oxygen?

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