So while was not sleeping last night, I did some research. Central Sleep Apnea happens when the central nervous system fails to tell the body to breathe properly. It can happen both day and night, but gets precipitously worse when your brain goes into sleep mode.
It can be caused by many terrible underlying illnesses, but some doctors believe it is caused by a lack of sodium. When I read that bells started to ring, lightbulbs flashed etc. I thought electrolyte imbalance.
I have been eating VLC, low sodium for a long time. Even my binges were sugar based, not salty. For the last two months I have been over exercising. AND I started iodine therapy during which thay recommend salt loading for bromide detox symptoms. I didn't salt load because until I crashed and burned last Thursday i wasn't having symptoms. I didn't want to gain wt due to unneeded salt. Idiot. (I have stopped the iodine until I find out my thyroid status.)
So, I drank 1 cup of water with 1 tsp of table salt. Within half an hour, I could breathe easily and my anxiety left. I went to bed at 9:30 and slept 6.5 hours straight. My go wear fit showed no episodes of waking which means no apnea.
I am doing the diabetes and thyroid tests today and the sleep study just in case. Sleep is a beautiful thing.
Wt 217.4 +1.4 due to salt loading, but who cares.