6 months ago I had never heard of sleep apnea.
My wife has said that ever since she knew me I snored and would stop breathing in my sleep.About 6 months ago , I started getting tired a lot more I put this down to getting old and becoming a parent, I would fall asleep in the car , in a chair or even at my desk. I would wake up with headakes and sometimes sleep for 8 hours get up a then fall asleep again for 3.
At last I went to a doctor (2 month waiting time for new patients) and she told me about sleep apnea. I was then sent to a sleep center my insurance turn me down for in-house testing so I got the kit to do at home. The results came back with a Apnea Hypopnea Index of 61 and the sleep center recommend I come in for a in-house testing.
But insurance turned me down yet again lucky for me my Doctor battled the insurance and a month later I was able be tested again. I am now waiting for my results and to see what my pressure settings are.
What has annoyed me most is my insurance of delaying everything I am young and healthy a non smoker or drinker. They called me today with some more annoying news saying that I had cleared my premium and they where happy to pay for a cpap machine but only if I purchased it this year.
So I am happy that I might of found what's wrong with me but I feel my insurance has really let me down.
So insurance might have let me down but finding this forum has helped me a lot.