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I am a 58 year old black male..I go to sleep while talking.

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I snore when I sleep...
I am a 58 year old black male..I go to sleep while talking. I snore when I sleep almost gasping for breath. When I wake up, my eyes are blood shot. I get up in the morning and then I am ready to go back to sleep. Lately I've been cold at times and some times sweating through my clothes at times.
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Doctor: Dr. Captain, Board Certified Physician replied 2 years ago

What you describe is called Sleep Apnea. It has several causes, some related to brain configuration and brain function, and some related to mechanical constriction on the airways. Part of the condition is that people are unusually tired during the daytime, and get poor sleep, even when they believe they do get good sleep, because of "apneic" (loss of breath) episodes during sleep time. The treatments for Sleep Apnea vary depending on the particulars of the syndrome, but the next step for you is to have a Polysomnography test (a sleep study) to evaluate the specific subtype of sleep apnea you have. Your primary care doctor can refer you for the sleep study. During the study, you will be fitted with monitoring devices so that the testing providers can evaluate your sleep, and recommend specific treatments for you. Most people who have sleep apnea benefit from a device called a CPAP machine, which very often eliminates the symptoms and troubles.

You may find the following link to the Mayo Clinic information about Sleep Apnea helpful: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sleep-apnea/basics/definition/con-20020286

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