This “Silent” Sleep Problem Stumps Even Some Doctors

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Doctor is stumped

Are doctors stumped by your health problems? Do you suffer from severe chronic fatigue, poor sleep, headaches, anxiety, chronic pain, cold hands, headaches, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, or all of the above? Are all your tests coming back normal, including your sleep study?

Click here to read my my eye-opening article about Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) on Bottom Line Health.

If you suffer from any of the symptoms listed above, please let me know in the comments area below.

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9 thoughts on “This “Silent” Sleep Problem Stumps Even Some Doctors

  1. 38, severe chronic fatigue; poor sleep; anxiety; cold hands; digestive problems.

    3 sleep studies, 10 years of chasing specialists.

    No snoring, normal BMI, narrow maxilla, severe perennial allergic rhinitis from dust mites. Deviated septum and largest middle turbinate “ever seen” by two ENTs.

    First sleep study positive for primary PLMD (20 arousals/h) and mild SRBD (4 arousals/h).

    2nd and 3rd sleep studies negative for any sleep disorder.

    Therapies tried but ineffective: MAD, Pramipexole, EPAP.

    Effective: Clonazepam (for a few months at least)
    Allergy desensitisation shots (relapsed 2 years after treatment but restarting soon).

  2. My sleep doctor confirmed that I have UARS, but says that since insurance does not cover UARS the way it does sleep apnea, I’m pretty much on my own in terms of treatment.

  3. Hi there. thanks for this articles, it helps me a lot for my daily dose of sleep during night time. As I am not young enough I feel my wife is always worry for me due to lack of sleep and rest. I will definitely recommend this to all my friends who have this issue. Check it here.

  4. I cried when I read your blog about UARS. It’s so me. But what is the next step? I did a botched sleep study when I was 21 (almost 40 now) that diagnosed me with sleep apnea but they gave me an ambien because I couldn’t fall asleep at the study. I used a CPAP for 2 years which didn’t help because I had developed major sleep anxiety from the fact that I never slept well or felt rested which caused anxiety. I have TMJ and tried a sleep apnea device but it messed my bite up horribly. I need 10 hours of sleep to feel rested (hard when you have little kids!) and I take a medicine to help me fall asleep and stay asleep. It’s changed my life in a great way but I require lots of sleep. I eat so clean because I have Hashimotos and I’m tiny but because of the hashi’s I have an extra 10 pounds that shouldnt be there even with eating perfectly! I feel at my wit’s end. I’m sure I have UARS because I have all of those symptoms and because I have had 3 sleep studies …but no one has been able to help me doctor-wise. Where do I start?Especially with financial restrictions

  5. Kristina,

    Sorry to hear about your struggles. I know it can be challenging since many sleep doctors do not even acknowledge the existence of UARS. I can’t say without examining you, but at this point, I generally recommend a drug-induced sleep endoscopy to confirm that your problem is breathing-related and not due to some other medical or psychiatric problem. You’ll have to find an ENT that’s willing to do this for you. Good luck.

  6. Yes! Doctors dismiss my exhaustion because I’m tired and have kids. I took my sleep study and MSLT last week, so now I’m just hoping my doc knows about UARS. It wasn’t mentioned at my first appointment, then things were delayed and Dr. Google helped me discover you and UARS.