Can cerebellar degeneration bring sudden death while sleeping?
I was diagnosed a year ago at Mayo Clinic Rochester with cerebellar degeneration. I have the normal gait and MS-like symptoms on my left side, some slurring, some balance and coordination issues and difficulties quickly processing information when lots of information is being thrown at me. Fortunately I'm at a healthy weight due to almost-daily biking of 25-30 miles.
I have been using a CPAP machine for about 2-months after going through the Mayo sleep lab. It's been amazing. Now my question. Can cerebellar degeneration bring sudden death while sleeping? I had a very frightening experience last night where I believe I could have died. I might be afraid of going to sleep tonight. (And yes, I did message my Mayo sleep physician. Just looking for any other input or personal experience.) Thanks