Hello everyone~ I am a man, diagnosed with ME/CFS and fibro and POTS, in my thirties, housebound for many years now. Recently I have been finding that when I sleep, my breathing becomes so incredibly shallow evry minute or two that I have to take a large breath in. I grind my teeth at night so I have a mouth guard and there is no breathing through my mouth. Also, I have been getting more and more allergies, which leads my nose to clog. I often wake with one nostril totally clogged. I wondef if I am not getting enough oxygen??? Also, I just cannot stop gaining weight. It is horrible. My whole life, I have been thin and trim. Now, I am nearly 90 pounds over weight! Maybe the weight on my chest is adding to this? I don't know that I have sleep apnea because I don't feel my throat closing as the reason for the shallow breathe. It does cause me to wake with gasping for air VERY often. Though, not in the way that I have in the past, where I just feel like I can't breath for a second. ...I am trying not to be too fearful about this, but it is really starting to scare me! Plus, I just cannot sleeeep! Any thoughts, my friends? ...Thank you, yet again!!