Have anybody made any video of death via sleep apnea?
by Remigio Obias Jr., R.N.
In my opinion all those famous people you have mentioned does not have have positive confirmation of death by sleep apnea. If ever a person dies of a heart attack what are the physical conditions during those few critical seconds of the attack, same with death by sleep apnea.
A death by stroke would also have different physical conditions during those crucial seconds when stroke occurs.What is happening in the medical world is that we only relate these conditions with one another just to come up with a conclusion on the cause of death of a person, may it be a patient or a healthy person.
If it was a heart attack why would there be severe chest pains, why does other patients mention difficulty of breathing such as the last words, "I cannot breathe".
With a person who was not able to voice out what he was feeling during those crucial seconds before death, when he grasps his chest area, was it the chest pain due to the attack or was it difficulty of breathing during the attack.
If you have clear answers then you can truly help people with such disorders.
I'm glad you asked this question. Not too long ago, I discovered that visitors are not so interested in reading about how deadly is sleep apnea, mainly because of the overwhelming fear and panic which is produced only when you read about it.
One visitor just sent an email telling me that I have too depressing stories about sleep apnea, and he signed out from my newsletter. This is one of the reason that I included some funny drawings on this site, and I'm trying to gather stories with successfull stories from people with sleep apnea.
So, I'm trying to concentrate on the positive things about this sleep disorder, but I see that you are interested in this subject. Well, from my personal opinion, I didn't find a clinical study saying that sleep apnea is causing death by asphyxiation during sleep.
Do you know how AIDS kills a person? Well, actually...you don't die directly from AIDS, but from pneumonia, tuberculosis, cancer, and other viral and bacterial infections. Healthy people normally resist those infections, because their immune system is not damaged like in AIDS patients.
In our case, sleep apnea damages the heart and the brain, and fortunately, with an effective treatment (e.g. CPAP), patients can repair their damaged body. This is unbelievable, considering that many people with severe heart problems need surgery to recover their heart. The clinical study confirms that using a CPAP the patient can improve the heart rate recovery in patients with OSA.
Anyway, I feel that you are not satisfied with my answer, so I will broke the rule - to speak about positive things - and I'll give you an example of a video about death from sleep apnea:
I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back.
Remy Thierry Founder of Sleep Apnea Guide
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