Difficulty concentrating, moody and depressed. falling asleep at work, while watching TV on a bus or train or in a car.
YES! I hade all of that.
falling asleep going to and from work on a bus or train, sometimes missing my stop. falling asleep after dinner in front of the tv. it was like: I came home from work made dinner sat down on the sofa in front of the tv. after dinner I was in a food-coma. “I’m just gonna lay down and rest my eyes for 10 min” finally waking up fully dressed on the sofa, looking at the time realizing I have about 3 H until its time to get up the alarm is sett for 06.00. getting up turning off all the lights and the tv. and go to bed. this happened so often that I hade to set the alar so that I would wake up from the sofa and go to bed. I’m not joking!
so I got a doctors appointment. telling the Dr all this and that people have told me I snore loud and a lot, and maybe I have Narcolepsy.
(at this time in my life, I was 100% I hade Narcolepsy. I’ve heard about it. I have never head about sleep apnoea. didn’t know 1 thing about it.)
the Dr lookt me over and talk to me and then send me to a sleep clinic to see if I hade sleep apnoea. went there, filled out some forms like 4 pages of questions. and yes I hade Excess weight 110 kg at 183cm tall.
spent the night there came back to see a Dr and to talk about the test and what to do about it. turns out I hade sleep apnoea. this is what the Dr told me
“your breathing stops and starts while you sleep. This pattern can repeat itself 5 to 30 times or more each hour, all night, impairing your ability to reach the deep, restful phases of sleep
your airway narrows or closes as you breathe in. You can’t get enough air, which lowers the oxygen level in your blood. Your brain senses your inability to breathe and briefly rouses you from sleep so that you can reopen your airway. briefly awakening you many times during your sleep.”
no wonder, I was like a zombie every damn day. so I got a CPAP machine to help me sleep.
“a CPAP machine gently pumps air into a mask you wear over your mouth or nose while you sleep. It provides air at a pressure just high enough to prevent the collapse of your airway. This allows you to breathe without much effort and sleep without waking up. Some people require different pressures during the inhale and exhale cycle to help them breathe more normally or comfortably. The CPAP machine doesn’t breathe for you. You can breathe in and out normally on your own.”
mine was sett to level 4. and I had one mask wear over my mouth and later I got a nose mask.
when I stopped breathing the machine kicked in and started pumping air until “I was ok” then it went back to neutral, it did so all through the night. some times I woke up whit the machine at full blast, hade a little panic turd it off the on and go back to sleep. the CPAP helpt a lot the differents was like night and day (pun intended)
so yeah that was my life and all this time, not ones did anybody talk about food; except for the classic you need to lose some weight, eat healthily and exercise. and I did I went from 110 – 98kg eating home-cooked “healthy” foods and taking care of my body, exercising. still, hade sleep apnoea all the way until I started an all carnivore diet in November/December 2017. no: fruit-veggies-seeds-starch food-sugar-leafy green-roots.
I think it was like 4 months into 2018 that I could no longer sleep this the CPAP machine (not like that you perv, hehe)
one night I just could not handle the air pressure of the machine, after all these years. so I tried to go one night without the CPAP and I felt ok the next day. no zombie mode no noting. NICE.
same thing the next night. 2 nights whiteout the CPAP no problem. so from that day on…. it’s now no CPAP machine to help me sleep, and I wake up whit no problem and power thru the day no zombie mode!
My name is Paul. I was born in 1979 in Sweden. When I was about 4-5 years old I was rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night I had my first asthma attack. So from that day forward and all the way to 2017 I have had asthma. I started with a Ventolin asthma inhaler with a spacer.
I was the popular kid in school (not) a freak yes. I had to take it with me everywhere. I spend more time in the children’s hospital than in school. On the plus side I was in the newspaper as I was in the first group of kids that was in asthma camp (a new concept in Sweden at that time, I think). As I got older and the medicine got better, I was now taking asthma Turbuhalers 2 times a day.
Bricanyl is used to widen the trachea.
Salmeterol: is a long-acting respirator. Breathing tubes act on the airways in the lungs to keep them widened and make it easier to breathe. The effect lasts for at least 12 hours.
Fluticasone propionate: is a corticosteroid (cortisone) that reduces swelling and irritation in the lungs.
Once a year every year all the way to 2017 I had a checkup. I got a clean bill of health, but I had 3 asthma attacks and had to use the inhaler.
All of my life I’ve eaten home cooking “healthy” foods taking care of my body and health (now I know I wasn’t). I started an all carnivore diet, no: fruit-veggies-seeds-starch food-sugar-leafy green-roots.
From November/December 2017 to now, August 2019, I have not had a single attack or have to take asthma medicine!!!