MY husband died from sleep apnea

by Monika

Perry, my husband and devoted father of our 5 young children, had severe sleep apnea - he was chaperoning a field trip and had his own private room.

He woke up too early, used the bathroom, and lay back down on hus bunk, with nothing to do.
He accidentally fell back asleep, and moments later, he was dead.

Our 10 year old son went in to wake him up, but Perry never did.

Classified as: "Sudden Death"

If any of you CPAP users have not had an echocardiogram, you better order one immediately - it could save your life. No matter how well you think your CPAP is working, you might have OSA-induced pulmonary hypertention while you sleep, causing an enlarged heart.

Save your life - use your CPAP every time you lie down, and get an echocardiogram.


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Oct 25, 2017
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Mine too
by: Sarah

Last week my partner died of sleep apnea too. He was 30 years old and being a typical man he never sought proper treatment for it and brushed it of. I woke to find him dead on the side of me. I feel like I need to raise awareness for it and do something.

He was fine before I fell asleep. I often woke with the sound of his loud snoring then he would gasp for breath, stop breathing then exhale. Never did I imagine it would kill him.

Nov 23, 2017
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My husband died
by: Chela Box

My husband died in his sleep 3 weeks ago, i woke up to find him gone beside me. Havent had investigation results yet, p/m was inconclusive.

He did have sleep apnea, but drs were yet to start treatment.i believe he just stopped breathing, due to the apnea and never took his next breath.

He died with no struggle and no sign of pain, in his sleep. he was 40 and leaves behind a loving family & children.id love to talk to others about their experience.

Nov 23, 2017
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No words
by: Sarah

Its been such a hard few weeks trying to coming to terms with this. I need to know how and why my man died. When i say its sleep apnea that did it people look with either shock that it actually kills people or they dont know what it is.

Ive even had people say things like yeah my partner snores loud...how does that help me. I just sit on my bed and feel comforted there as that was where he went to sleep.

I wish i could offer you words of comfort or advice but i cant.:"(

Nov 23, 2017
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Hi hun
by: Chela Box

Sarah. Cant believe its so raw fpr you too. If you're on Facebook, feel free to mesdage me. X

Nov 26, 2018
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worried
by: Anonymous

Hi im worried that i will die this way as i have sleep app im 32

Nov 27, 2018
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Seek help and advice
by: Anonymous

First of all get as much help and info as you can but don't let it consume your life. In the last 12mth I've come to terms with things and realised I couldn't have changed anything. You might go out tomorrow and get hit by a bus you just don't know what route your life will take. Sleep panda seems to me like such a pointless death and it's angered me st times so please enjoy whatever life throws at you.xx

Aug 12, 2020
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Husband passed away from sleep apnea
by: Anonymous

My husband passed away 4 month's ago at the age of 47. I found him not breathing and called 911 I performed CPR until helped arrived and they took over. They could not save him. The day was normal we knew he had sleep apnea fir a long time he had cpap machine didn't use it all the time. He would have black outs from it. If we are driving he would have to stop because he could feel it coming so I would take over driving while he laid back for awhile. The night he died the day was normal he went to a job site took him longer then normal. I called and checked on him he said he had a really bad black out but he's feeling better and on his way home. He got home running around with the kids. We talked in the kitchen he went to his man cave about 40 minutes later i found him slouched over his knees on a cheer nit breathing. The medical examiner asked how the day went explained it to him. They never did an autopsy. They said they think he had another black out due to sleep apnea and the way his body fall over and the positioning caused him to quit breathing and he never came to. So I don't get why he wouldn't come to from blacking out if he stopped breathing. Never seen him to do that ever since we found out about it. Anybody knows if this is possible?

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