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sqcomp
Unread post  Post subject: New member  |  Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:17 pm

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Thank you guys for allowing me onto the forum.

I’m experiencing my first run through with sleep studies and am fairly freaked out.

My wife had been telling me for years that I stopped breathing during sleep. I finally had the chance to go through my first overnight and was told I had 50 apnea episodes per hour. They stopped me two hours into the study and fit me with a CPAP. The results were such that they couldn’t get a good setting and the doctor observed that I had central apnea.

Of course after looking it up, I freaked out...and am still doing so two weeks later...

I go for my echocardiogram on Thursday and my second study for “titration of a BiPAP or ASV” on Monday.

The symptoms of sleep apnea sound like a run down of my sleeping life over the last several years.

I’m normally a fairly level headed person...I’m just not favorable to dying in my sleep. I’ve got stuff to do! Someone tell me I’ll be okay...


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: New member  |  Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:29 am
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You will be okay.
Better than just okay once you get past the hurdles required so that you can get the proper machine to effectively deal with your sleep apnea.

I will tell you what my sleep doctor's nurse told me when I was complaining about how long all this stuff takes to get the machine and get started....
"you have had sleep apnea for a long time and it hasn't killed you yet"...
kind of blunt but the truth and there's really not much we can do about it except jump the hurdles.

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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: New member  |  Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:37 am
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Welp, getting a machine, and settling in to using it will greatly cut down on your chances of dying in your sleep :)

Welcome to the club. I wish I'd joined it years before I did.

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sqcomp
Unread post  Post subject: Re: New member  |  Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:04 am

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Thank you for the words of encouragement.

I’m nervous to be sure. I suppose my hopes are that with a good machine and settings that I’ll actually experience a good night’s sleep for the first time in many years. Perhaps even more energy during the day and an improvement in mood.


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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: New member  |  Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:19 pm
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I recently met someone who looked bad, tired, had knee problems, fell asleep in meetings, and knew she'd had sleep apena her whole life.

I loaned her a S9 Autoset, and she took to it like a duck to water, had a great night the first night with the settings I gave her, (min 6 max 20) and a better night the night after, and still improving.

She's gone from getting up four or five times a night to pee to one, sometimes none, she's not falling asleep in meetings anymore, her knees are feeling way better, she's started going out walking..

So, yeah, it can be life changing.

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sqcomp
Unread post  Post subject: Re: New member  |  Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:04 pm

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I got up four times last night...

I used to not be like that. It seems after my military deployments things changed.

The wife said I used to be a lot more relaxed as well.


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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: New member  |  Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:50 pm
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lack of sleep and the recovery the body does during that time affects you in many ways.

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