Podcast: Focus on Sleep Apnea

Are sleep problems giving you a headache, or triggering migraine attacks?  Find out what sleep apnea (or sleep apnoea) is, recent research about its dangers, and how to stop it.

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  • LiSaV Mar 4, 2009

    Hey James,

    I’m single and sleep alone. Here’s an idea I came up with for others to try to test for sleep apnea:

    I bought a digital recorder from Walmart and taped it to my pillow a few nights in a row to record my breathing sounds. It recorded pretty well! Then, I simply listened to my breathing sounds on double speed the next day to see if I could hear anything unusual. I also noted if I had a migraine that next day.

    I wasn’t able to hear anything unusual, so I think I’m okay, but I thought I’d share for others to try!

  • James Mar 4, 2009

    That’s one way to do it! Lacks the precision of the medical tests, but if you have more obvious sounding sleep apnea, that would do it. 🙂

  • James Mar 4, 2009

    I thought of another interesting connection after I recorded this – interestingly enough, a connection with my previous podcast on Chiari Malformation 1.

    Sleep apnea actually is a common symptom of Chiari 1. So actually, if you have sleep apnea, that may be an additional sign of Chiari 1 if you have other symptoms. Something to think about!

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