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Atrial Fibrillation me have it


#1

strong textI have A/F, so far it has not affected my sleep,but at first I was scared to sleep because of A/F. I wondered if I would croak under my mask,(Afraid I may die).but I have survived both the under engineered mask and the A/F…


#2

Afib definitely affects your sleep. I just got the Cardioversion shock and feel like a new man. Sleeping much better.


#3

What is the cardioversion shock?


#4

Electrical cardioversion is a procedure in which an electric current is used to reset your heart to get all parts working together. It is done as an outpatient procedure but uses light anesthesia.


#5

What kind of mask do you use? Have you have to change masks since you discovered you had afib?


#6

I had serious afib in 2010 and eventually had an ablation procedure and I have felt good ever since. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2011 and have been using a cpap machine every night. I have become dependent on the machine but I still have difficulty getting a full night’s sleep. I’ve cut out caffeine for years now and I am constantly exploring new ways to relax and sleep well without using drugs or OTC stuff. The process of dealing with both afib and sa has been on-going and interesting. My cardiologists never connected the two as being causal or related.


#7

Thanks for sharing your journey, Rus~