Sleep pattern disturbed?

Right . . . So . . For the last week nearly I have developed some kind of sleep apnea? I finally feel as though I am able to sleep. Because I am exhausted to the point whereby I have episodes where my eyes stream, I continuously yawn & my body aches. But when I am drifting off. Or maybe I might sleep for around 15 minutes. When I wake up as though I have forgotten to breath. So I wake panicking gasping for air. I am trying to be more proactive around my acceptance that M has died. But I am unsure if this new development is grief related or is a completely separate issue? Has anyone else experienced this or something similar? It has now been 8 month since my partner passed away. I have already had the sleepless nights, upsetting dreams and full days where I have not left my bed? I am understand and expected all of these. But this new situation is unusual.

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Hello @Always4eva ,

I’m so sorry for the loss of your partner. Thank you for sharing this with us. I’m just giving your thread a gentle, “bump” for you - hopefully someone will have some thoughts to share.

Take good care,

I would definitely get tested for apnoea. I have it but it is easily treated with a CPAP machine. They do the test at home. This way you will know if it is apnoea or just a symptom. I know the not sleeping phase as even with my machine I wasn’t sleeping. Now I seem to be getting 4 hours at a time.