(07-22-2016, 10:35 PM)Ghost1958 Wrote: In a word yes.
You have a few hour window on the sleep study. Likely on a typical night at home you are more relaxed, sleep deeper and are worse than the study showed.
I had OA for years but had not heard og sleep apnea. My wife called it holding my breathe in my sleep.
So as an over the road trucker sleeping alone weeks at a time, suffocating in my sleep unawares I started waking with raging blood pressures, racing heart rate and landing in ERs all over the nation about once a week.
Then a heart attack in Butte Montana begining in my sleep finished my driving career.
Few yrs later SA discovered, on the machine, no afib or rythem problems off all but one bp med from five. I can think and remember stuff again.
Yeah you need to committ to the machine. Theres a price to pay for not doing so.
Ghost1958 for sharing this very scary time in your life! I hope the people who think they can do without their PAPs read your post, heed your warning & get past the denial period!! Bless you for sharing!