Originally Posted by connidawn
Does anyone know if Lyme's disease can cause sleep apnea? Or does it just make it worse?
Like sleeperwoken said, Lyme seems to cause just about everything.
When my symptoms first started, I had a sleep study done. They found that I had 21 "arousals" an our but my oxygen levels were good enough that I did not have apnea in the clinical sense.
However, waking up 21 times an hour cannot be good for sleep or your health so I lost a lot of weight. I was never obese, I just went from 175lbs to close to 200lbs in six months when I was on Elavil, which increases your appetite.
I lost the 25 pounds and my sleep is much better.
Sorry for the tangent but to answer your question, if you're having sleep difficulties, I can't see Lyme not making them worse.