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Electrolyte Imbalance/sleep ?


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Old 03-20-2015, 20:25   #1
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Has anyone here experienced electrolyte imbalance that seems to influence your quality of sleep? I also have a CPAP machine and the data on there indicates a much high AHI (apnea/hypopnea index) than usual for me. The particular problem of poor sleep started about 2-3 weeks ago, coincedentally along with aching muscles and joints. I was wondering if there could be a connection between the two?

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Sounds like a trip to the doctor is in order--there may be something going on health-wise.

Meanwhile it wouldn't hurt to make sure you're getting adequate fluids, potassium, magnesium, and sodium, (salty bone broth, avocados, or "electrolyte water") but the sudden and persistent onset is a concern that a doctor should address.

If your AHI remains elevated you need to contact your sleep doctor. Make sure your leaks are under control and not contributing to this problem.

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I would suggest:
1) Get a new mask if your current one is more than a year old. Fit can change drastically over time.
2) Make sure that if you're using a nose mask, it's humid enough in your bedroom that your nose isn't plugging up and causing mouth breathing.
3) This diabetic thing often goes along with thyroid issues, and aches are one of the symptoms. If you haven't had your TSH and free T3/T4 tested, now is a good time.

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Has anyone here experienced electrolyte imbalance that seems to influence your quality of sleep? I also have a CPAP machine and the data on there indicates a much high AHI (apnea/hypopnea index) than usual for me. The particular problem of poor sleep started about 2-3 weeks ago, coincedentally along with aching muscles and joints. I was wondering if there could be a connection between the two?
Electrolyte balance can definitely influence quality of sleep, but so can many other issues. And as so many of us know, sleep apneic episodes can cause glycemic/insulin response changes as well.

It IS a good time to see your sleep doctor.

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