I wake up a 50+ times a night when my soft palate feels like it has just shut my airway. It clears quickly after waking up. I have to frequently urinate during the night, and when I wake up in the morning my chest muscles hurt, and my heart is thumping. I also have a very sore throat. This has been going on for some months.
My girlfriend says sometimes when I am sleeping, she hears a "clunk" from the back of my throat, followed by a strange groaning/straining noise, then I wake up.
I was previously told by a family physician that I have an 'unusually large soft palate'.
I bought a pulse oximiter which I wore for a couple nights. Here are the results for 18 and 20th June:
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To be honest, it was a cheap pulse oximiter, so it may not be THAT accurate. I realize I would need a "proper" assessment to get a confirmed diagnosis, but they are very expensive, so I wanted your advice before I bit the bullet and paid for a sleep study.
My details: 31yr old male, slim, no other health problems, don't smoke, rarely drink and not on any drugs.