In people with muscle diseases, testing for sleep-breathing problems is tricky, but worth it
Do you suffer from sleep disturbances — snoring, choking or gasping, or restless tossing and turning?
Do you wake up in a sweat in the middle of the night, or arise in the morning feeling fatigued, or with headaches, sore throat or dry mouth?
Do you experience memory and concentration problems, or find you’re excessively sleepy during the day, falling asleep when you normally shouldn’t, such as...
Overcoming sleep problems
Scott Porterfield of Hilliard, Ohio, says he's occasionally had to spend the night in his wheelchair because he's found it impossible to get comfortable in bed.
Porterfield, who's 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds, has Becker muscular dystrophy and enough muscle weakness to keep him nearly immobilized without mechanical aids. His shoulders are uneven, making the left one higher than the...