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Sleep PA changing pressure, wants sleep study. Can advice from here hurt my Medicare?
#31
RE: Sleep PA changing pressure, wants sleep study. Can advice from here hurt my Medicare?
Thanks, Dormeo. Covers are nice to preserve the heat
in a heated hose. One woman's cat was afraid of the hose
until she put a cover on it. But if the cover needs to go in
the laundry, it's a pain to take it off and put it on again.
Mine's in a drawer.
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#32
RE: Sleep PA changing pressure, wants sleep study. Can advice from here hurt my Medicare?
(01-04-2022, 01:41 AM)midwestguy Wrote: Thanks to Sarcastic Dave and StaceyBurke.

My Positional Apnea is partly the result of trying to reduce acid backflow from the stomach. I sleep  
on a wedge, so there's already a tilt downward. I can't change that wedge-pillow, so I'll use Stacey's
article on soft cervical collars to find one.

The respiratory PA pushed for a sleep study. She had no clue about Positional Apnea,
and would likely object to my bringing the wedge to the study.
Thanks again, you two.
Update: Used the FitPro collar for one night. Nice and rigid, no chin tucking.
But the AHI numbers show no difference from the days after wearing it
  • Date  AHI
  • 1/06 7.27
  • 1/07 0.85 <-- collar on
  • 1/08 0.93
  • 1/09 1.30
  • 1/10 1.08
  • 1/11 0.70
A a reminder, I sleep on a wedge, so there's already a tilt
downward.

I have the charts for each of these days. What next?
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#33
RE: Sleep PA changing pressure, wants sleep study. Can advice from here hurt my Medicare?
It appears that you don't tuck your chin every night but your earlier data indicated the need for a collar. I suggest you keep wearing it.
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Worth a shot. Thanks, Melman.
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#35
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Good luck on the test, and make sure to study for it.
Dave

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I’ll sleep on it. Dielaughing
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RE: Sleep PA changing pressure, wants sleep study. Can advice from here hurt my Medicare?
Well that's the plan anyway.

Coffee
Dave

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#38
RE: Sleep PA changing pressure, wants sleep study. Can advice from here hurt my Medicare?
(01-13-2022, 01:37 AM)SarcasticDave94 Wrote: Well that's the plan anyway.

Coffee

The AHIs to date.

  • Date  AHI
  • 1/06 7.27
  • 1/07 0.85 <-- collar on
  • 1/08 0.93
  • 1/09 1.30
  • 1/10 1.08
  • 1/11 0.70
  • 1/12 0.65 <-- collar on
SleepyHead graphs for 1/12 attached.
Will be wearing the collar from tonight on. 
Thanks for all the encouragement, everyone.

   
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Can you post a couple zoomed in screenshots. 3-4 minute duration. Starting at 4:10 and 5:08.
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Geer1Can you post a couple zoomed in screenshots. 3-4 minute duration. Starting at 4:10 and 5:08.

Hope this is what you want. Not sure I understand zooming in.

   

   
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