Coming home this afternoon I past a minor traffic accident. As I was going by, I recognized one of the cars belonged to a friend of ours, an older lady. Well I say older, I'm actually older than she is. I'm actually older than dirt. Anyhow, back to my concern:
I pulled in and told the nice police officers I'd be sticking around to take her home. When I got her in my car, while we were waiting for the tow truck she told me that she didn't think her cpap was working right because she fell asleep.
Actually what she told my wife later was that she was doing fine, and then all of sudden came to when she heard a crunch. She had no recollection of previous drowsiness prior to the accident.
When I got her home, I checked her machine and her ahi last night was 2.3, and the previous 7 day average 5 something. So not too bad. I haven't been able to get her results to sleepyhead yet, but that's a goal for tomorrow.
Now the question: My favorite stunt before I started therapy was drowsiness behind the wheel. Yet I cannot recall a time when I dozed off that I had not had plenty of warning that I was really really sleepy. That doesn't compute with what this lady says about not feeling sleepy until she woke up during the accident.
Anyone got some ideas about this? Is this a sign of something other than our good friend sleep apnea?
She's a nice lady with no money. This accident/tire & wheel replacement/citation is now on my credit card. But mostly I think I need one of you out there to adopt her.
RG, I would think this could be sleep apnea related, but it almost sounds like she "blacked out", especially since she had no recollection of what happened prior to the accident. I wouldn't think that an AHI below 5.0 is of terrible concern, as far as the OSA at least. Might be some other health issue in play here.
I would assume she has some sort of minimal health care insurance so she can get to a doctor and have some tests done perhaps?
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02-26-2015, 05:01 AM
(This post was last modified: 02-26-2015, 11:31 AM by me50.)
I agree with super sleeper she needs to see a doctor, probably an internal medicine doc rather than a regular doc would be a good choice
glad you came along because she probably needed some kind of support from someone that she knows and I'm glad she wasn't hurt.
I'm glad you were able to help her you will be rewarded remember bad karma won't be coming your way for that good deed
if you find somebody extra that wants to adopt someone let me know we need to be adopted