09-27-2015, 07:18 AM
I woke up choking in June and I am waiting for my sleep study on Nov. 1. I sleep for 8-10 hours at night and need a nap in the afternoon. When I wake up, I feel almost hungover - like I haven't even slept at all. Chronically exhausted...I can't even work.
I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea about 7 years ago and didn't follow up on it due to a death in my family.
I'm sleep deprived, very depressed and I am having great problems functioning. I was hoping to connect with others on this forum because I am feeling very alone.
Hi linn and welcome to the forum
Good luck with the sleep study on Nov 1
keep us posted of how it goes
You've come to the right place, your certainly not alone.
It's good that you have a sleep study scheduled, but in the meantime, try to sleep on your side, not on back if possible. It also helps to sleep slightly elevated.
Check back with us after your sleep study, and in the meantime there is a lot to learn. Start checking out the different machines available. Knowledge is everything. DME's are famous for trying to stick you with what we call a "brick". You will need a fully data capable machine.