(04-18-2014, 09:29 AM)Ray S Wrote: I quit smoking a few months ago, cut way back on my alcohol consumption and trying to eat healthier. Right now I am about 20 pounds overweight and in the process of trying to shed it.
Is it really possible to "treat apnea from within"? I mean be cured? I thought my machine was going to be my sleep buddy for life?
Good job on that no-smoking thing Ray. That's the best thing you could have ever done for your body.
It's possible that changing lifestyles in significant ways such as you are doing could result in a reduction of AHI to the point where it would not be necessary to treat it. But I think we're better off just loving where we're at and not worrying too much about that for now.
In my case I know I snored a lot before I gained the 20 pounds I now want to lose. So I'm not confident that losing the weight will stop the apnea. But that's fine! My machine and I are one! (Yes Gabby, my machine and my mask and I are two!)
Anyhow Ray, great work doing what you're doing.