No, this is the second episode. The first happened about two months ago and they last about an hour.
No, I am under a lot of stress, but this happened at night. Although 17years ago I had panic attacks.
It's basically from to much relaxation of the posterior pharynx muscles causing an obstruction of the airway. Most people with sleep apnea are snorers and overweight, but not all. Tonsils and adenoids can sometimes be the cause too. A sleep study looks for periods where the airway is closed and the oxygen saturation in the blood drops. Many people with sleep apnea don't actually wake up and think they sleep soundly through the night. As for treatment, if it's a tonsil/adenoid problem then they need to be surgically removed. Otherwise a CPAP machine-- a device with a mask that fits over the nose and mouth at night--is used to give constant positive airway pressure to the upper respiratory passages to keep the throat open.
Does MS patients have these symptoms? Does it occur more at night?
Usually the symptoms are more of numness and tingling, some muscle tremor, weakness, and balance problems and not just at night.