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[Diagnosis] Well! Now I KNOW why I am SO sleepy! AHI is 44!
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(09-07-2014, 09:45 PM)NickDanger Wrote:
(09-07-2014, 09:40 PM)Evpraxia Wrote: Since we have the same sleep specialist I hope/think I will get the same machine.

Do NOT accept a brick! If they try to give you a brick, refuse it and ask for one of the recommended machines. Sorry if I over-reacted, but hoping and thinking is great - but more important is making sure that you get what you need.

Don't worry - I understand your concern. After seeing what my father did to himself by NOT treating his sleep apnea I understand your wanting to see people treated properly.

Given what she said about my hubby's old machine - "the brick" - I am not worried. Her basic attitude was that it was useful but just barely and better than nothing.

Even though I am currently using "the brick" until my own arrives. The sleep specialist ordered the Philips Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex System One Pro for my hubby. I strongly suspect that is what has been ordered for me. If NOT; I will squawk; Long and Loud!
Evpraxia in the Pacific Northwest USA
Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
Better living through CPAP/APAP machines!
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(09-07-2014, 07:56 PM)Evpraxia Wrote: Hi there retired_guy! Thanks for all the support you have given me and others.

How did you manage to NOT sleep on your back? Just curious. We tried cut-in-half tennis balls with my father (sewed them onto his PJs) and that didn't work at all; so I am a bit leery of trying that for me as I wear loose tee shirts as my PJs.

You know, I don't really have a good answer for that. In my case it was never an issue because sleeping on my back was a complete disaster (60 ahi during the sleep test for the 10 minutes I was on my back). So my body just learned to not do that. Now I can sleep on my side, on my back --- either one without any noticable difference. It's great.

So for now if you happen to have a comfy couch, you might try camping out there until you get the therapy started.. Otherwise at least do whatever you need to do to get your top parts elevated above your bottom parts when in bed. Or, hang out in a comfy recliner even.

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