Ryan Davis's Father Confirms what happened to Ryan.

#151 Edited by AGN0SIS (21 posts) -

Thanks to OP for posting this information. It brings me some comfort to know that he passed away peacefully.

#152 Edited by Joker369 (886 posts) -

Ryan's dad just posted this on twitter

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/355318614804537344

Looks like it was sleep apnea

#153 Posted by mauleace1 (7 posts) -

@crusader8463: Yes, obesity is a major risk factor for sleep apnea. But, there are many not so heavy folks with undiagnosed sleep apnea. I'd you snore, have fatigue, stop sleeping at night, get screened by a sleep doctor. In some cases, obstructive sleep apnea is only part of the story. Checkout the sleep apnea forum at the link below.

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/

#154 Posted by NakAttack (1292 posts) -

@fourwude said:

@crusader8463: Get some exercise big man. Lose that tub.

You can do it.

We need to start a Get Fit thread in memory of Ryan Davis.

P.S. Juice only diet for 2 months and watch those pounds shed away.

Eat a tapeworm, it works wonders. Better yet start a coke habit.

#155 Posted by TJUK (101 posts) -
#156 Edited by RandomHero666 (3185 posts) -

@mauleace1:

I read up on it about 6 months ago when I started waking up just on the brink of sleep gasping for air, sort of like a panic attack. It was either Apnea or stress, I decided it was probably stress seeing as the link between Apnea and obesity, i'm considered underweight so dismissed apnea.

Gonna get checked out soon to get a proper doctors opinion.

Maybe this whole ordeal can save a few lives, if not.. improve some peoples lives in the long run.

Thanks for signing up and giving us some closure Mr Davis

#157 Posted by warpr (91 posts) -

@fourwude said:

@crusader8463: Get some exercise big man. Lose that tub.

You can do it.

We need to start a Get Fit thread in memory of Ryan Davis.

P.S. Juice only diet for 2 months and watch those pounds shed away.

Juice is mostly sugar, so that definitely doesn't sound healthy.

(Still better than all the coke I'm drinking though... I'll participate in that "Get Fit" thread if someone creates it).

#158 Posted by White (1467 posts) -

@warpr said:

Juice is mostly sugar, so that definitely doesn't sound healthy.

(Still better than all the coke I'm drinking though... I'll participate in that "Get Fit" thread if someone creates it).

You supplement that by performing light exercises. Brisk walks are good enough to stimulate conversion of sugar into energy.

#159 Posted by itspizza (446 posts) -

This is good enough for me. I just feel better knowing he didn't die in a fiery car crash or something. Don't need to know the particulars.

#160 Posted by RetroMetal (210 posts) -

I have sleep apnea as well and use a CPAP.

NFL Player and former Carolina Panther, Reggie White, also had sleep apnea and it is indeed how he died.

#161 Edited by RetroMetal (210 posts) -

Sorry for the double post, but I had to say this;

IF sleep apnea was the cause, that makes his death even sadder, because that death is pretty much totally avoidable if you are wearing the CPAP while you sleep.

#162 Posted by RandomHero666 (3185 posts) -

@retrometal: I read it can weaken the heart over time though, heart not getting enough oxygen = thin heart muscles.

#163 Edited by moyer78 (9 posts) -

This is good enough for me. I just feel better knowing he didn't die in a fiery car crash or something. Don't need to know the particulars.

Agreed, complications arose from Sleep Apnea, or something along those lines. Don't need or want to know the exact details. RIP.

#164 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6407 posts) -

@oni said:

From Ryan's twitter:

@DavidEllis

I'm on day three, I've gotten collectively maybe 10-12 hours. It's not like I'm gonna die, but C'MON. VACATION. July 3.

Bitter, bitter fuckin' irony.

That is just the most heartbreaking fucking tweet, but something tells me that there is some dark-ass, macabre humor to be had there.

#165 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

Remember, the candle that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. Its all risk/reward. No doubt you do things every day that put your life at risk. But you, consciously, or unconsciously weigh the risk/reward and decide that the reward is worth the risk. Smoking, Driving- anywhere, even just going outside. There are all risks involved.

You can not avoid death, you can dodge it you can put it off, but eventually you fail the saving throw. Some sooner then others.

#166 Edited by OldManLight (916 posts) -

it's crazy to see how many people have sleep apnea. I was also diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea 2-3 years ago. I was about 28 years old and 5'9", 195 lbs when i was diagnosed (currently in the 180's.) I always thought of sleep apnea as an old, fat person disease but it's actually much more common than i thought and isn't always attributed to your weight. Also, it's nothing to be taken lightly as it can lead to serious medical issues like heart trouble. Sorry such a great guy had to be taken by something like this.

#167 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

That tweet where he says '' ... it's not like i'm gonna die but C'MON. Vacation!... '' Damn. He did die.

#168 Posted by mrfluke (5420 posts) -

@joker369 said:

Ryan's dad just posted this on twitter

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/355318614804537344

Looks like it was sleep apnea

@tjuk said:

Ryan's dad has a few minutes ago all but confirmed that sleep apnea was the cause of death.

@taswell Sleep Apnea is a serious health issue. If you snore, fatigue, stop breathing at night, get screened by a sleep DR,

https://twitter.com/mauleace/statuses/355318614804537344

there you go..

.but you know what, its damm respectable that ryan didnt let it get to him at all and lived to the fullest

#169 Posted by Balki_Bartokomous (22 posts) -

@randomhero666: Obstructive sleep apnea leads to pulmonary hypertension - high blood pressure specifically in the arteries that run from the right side of the heart to the lungs. This higher pressure makes it harder for the heart to pump blood to the lungs, so the heart muscles actually enlarge to overcome this pressure. Eventually the heart cannot keep up and a person goes into heart failure.

Sleep apnea is a horrible thing that goes undiagnosed in way too many people. Any of you guys who snore chronically, wake up gasping for air, or just feel exhausted all the time; please go get tested. A CPAP can be difficult to adjust to, and the mask may require semi-frequent refitting, but it's far better than the alternative.

#170 Posted by mrfluke (5420 posts) -

@balki_bartokomous: correct me if im wrong as you seem like you know your stuff very well, but ive heard stuff like valerian and exercise can fight back sleep apnea big time.

is this true?

#171 Posted by Balki_Bartokomous (22 posts) -

@mrfluke: valerian root is a naturopathic cure for insomnia, but I don't think it's used for sleep apnea. Exercise can definitely help if your weight is contributing to the obstruction, but there are lots of very in shape people who also have OSA.

#172 Posted by mrfluke (5420 posts) -

@balki_bartokomous: but i guess everyone's different right? as in for some exercise can greatly combat it. while it wont do a thing?

because man, re-reading up on it, it truly sounds like the worst if it cant be combated back with exercise, as the other alternatives ive heard people say are either the CPAP or surgery

#173 Posted by Jedted (2458 posts) -

My dad has sleep apnea and uses a cpap machine. This news has me thinking i should get myself checked out. I don't have trouble sleeping but i've noticed i have trouble breathing through my nose every now and then.

I'm 27, not clinically overweight(few extra pounds) and have history with asthma.

#174 Edited by mrfluke (5420 posts) -

@jedted: for what it worth, ryan's dad and Ryan's wife are HIGHLY encouraging people to get checked out.

#175 Posted by Pudge (986 posts) -

Fuck. I have sleep apnea. I remember the year or so before I went to go get checked I was miserable, walking around like a zombie. I remember vividly that I asked my mom to go to a doctor after I fell asleep with an Xbox controller in my hand. Now I sleep with the machine, but it caused severe memory loss from that time and I still get recurring headaches.

I can't believe Ryan was as put together as he was considering what he must have been going through in the past few months for it to get this bad. I can't help but think that in the last few Unprofessional Fridays when he left right after his segment, it might have been because of fatigue, I know I did shit like that when I was suffering.

But yea, anyone who even thinks they have a remote chance of having this should get checked out. It's a horrible thing to go through, and it's hard to know you're even going through anything until it starts damaging you.

#176 Posted by PottsyNZ (75 posts) -

He fell asleep during a recent UF didn't he?

#177 Edited by StarvingGamer (8688 posts) -

My dad has sleep apnea. I probably have sleep apnea. I'm getting close to Ryan's age.

Hmmm

#178 Posted by Carryboy (787 posts) -

I just want to say... don't go on an all juice diet.

#179 Posted by Scullinator (516 posts) -

Thanks for sharing. This news truly is affecting me cause I too am 33 years old and over weight, Im about 290 lbs. The other night I woke up suddenly, gasping for breath as if I had the wind knocked out of me. I also snore heavily too. Never thought someone as young as me could actually die from it. What happened to Ryan has got me thinking more seriously about my weight and how it could be affecting my health.

#180 Posted by AngeTheDude (703 posts) -

My cousin was overweight and died from sleep apnea as well. He slept with a CPAP machine and passed away the one night he didn't put it on. He made no effort to try to take care of himself or his weight problem and it was a shame because he was very well-loved and respected by our family. Please guys, if you have a similar issue take some steps to handle it.

#181 Posted by HarrySound (247 posts) -

hmmm You know the first song I ever wrote was called Apnea...because I thought I had it because I couldn't sleep for months.

I seemed to have chilled out about it now though.

#182 Edited by Crelio (100 posts) -

Man this is a nightmare, I have been off the grid for the last month or so. To come back to this is just crap. Too soon Ryan, I never had the chance to meet you! I'll always be your fan!

#184 Posted by NM_Che56 (2 posts) -

Ok. I know that text on a screen does not convey proper context, inflection, or intent. So please do not take this the wrong way. *that being said, I see pitchforks raised and torches lit*

This is an example of why it's so important to take care of yourself. When you're too heavy, you have a greater risk of having sleep apnea. I'll tell you from personal experience that when I was at my heaviest weight, my breathing during sleep was more labored (per my wife). I snored a lot too.

If ANYTHING "good" can come from this (a lesson, as it were), it could be something that motivates us to look after ourselves so we're in this thing for the long haul.

RIP Ryan Davis

#185 Posted by n0nametaz (276 posts) -

I forgot he had sleep apnea. Now I'm am worried about my father and step father. They both have sleep apnea. Ryan was taken too soon.

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