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5 hours sleep
Not having had a decent nights sleep for weeks, and having picked up a bug of some sort, I decided to do without the infernal CPAP machine.

I have had two of the best nights sleep for ages and I feel great, another garbage diagnosis from the medico's?

This after the "we had better do something" diagnosis for the alleged epilepsy, and treatment for non existent high blood pressure.

Any thoughts.
02-19-2016 10:36 AM
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Post: #2
RE: 5 hours sleep
Get a recording oximeter and monitor your sleep occasionally to make sure doing without the CPAP is alright. A small digital audio recorder placed as close to your head as possible can also be useful for insight.

Sleep on your side, not your back.

Maybe get a second MD opinion. Wink
(This post was last modified: 02-19-2016 11:02 AM by surferdude2.)
02-19-2016 11:00 AM
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RE: 5 hours sleep
Phill, since you joined in November, you have never posted any machine data, and aside from you original Dx of severe sleep apnea provided nothing that would help us to help you. If it is your decision to quit CPAP, do it, but don't look to us to enable what is probably a bad decision, and blame the clinic that diagnosed you. We're here to help you help yourself, but to do that, we need a window into the problems you're having. Post some ResScan or better, Sleepyhead data. If there is a problem with the therapy, we're pretty darn good at identifying ways to deal with it. If you're determined to quit, there is nothing we can do or say to stop that.

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02-19-2016 02:56 PM
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RE: 5 hours sleep
(02-19-2016 10:36 AM)Phill Wrote:  Not having had a decent nights sleep for weeks, and having picked up a bug of some sort, I decided to do without the infernal CPAP machine.

I have had two of the best nights sleep for ages and I feel great, another garbage diagnosis from the medico's?

This after the "we had better do something" diagnosis for the alleged epilepsy, and treatment for non existent high blood pressure.

Any thoughts.


I also find I feel better when I take a night off and sleep without the machine, but people here in the forum are helping understand what is going on. I would encourage you post some Stats and get some feedback before you give up.

it'll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy-Bon Jovi
02-19-2016 08:40 PM
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Phill Offline

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RE: 5 hours sleep
Thanks folks.
I see my GP on Monday and will take it from there, you may gather that after my previous experience I do not have a great deal of faith in the so called medical profession.

After another relaxing nights sleep.Dielaughing
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02-20-2016 11:09 AM
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Phill Offline

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Post: #6
RE: 5 hours sleep
FYI, GP said to stop using CPAP machine which I had done, and to arrange to see a specialist which I had intended to do.

Hey, they do 5 years at uni. to dole out this information, I must have missed my vocation in life.

And I continue to get a great nights sleep.Dielaughing
(This post was last modified: 02-24-2016 11:35 AM by Phill.)
02-24-2016 11:34 AM
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