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(05-05-2019, 10:27 AM)matsarge Wrote: Now, I've lost about 25 pounds, I'm on allergy shots, and I've been using the Dreamstation for about 45 days with 100% compliance. I can't see myself sleeping without it. My AHI is around 4.5 on average and I feel much better. Not every day is great, but the "off" days aren't as often and aren't near as bad. Now, I'm focused on better understanding apnea, the data each night, and working to get my AHI even lower. I can't believe I was so dumb to ignore the signs (and what was my wife was telling me), and I got to the point where it was literally trying to kill me. My heart being in good shape was the main thing that saved me. Someone with heart issues may not have been able to withstand the stress I was putting on my heart and body each night. I lost that 25 pounds over a 7 week period during the worst part of this as I could barely eat and just felt terrible 24/7.

Yes it might have helped. My sleep apnea doesn't sound nearly as bad as yours but... for the past few years I've felt my mind was in the clouds and studying for my engineering finals was brutal... imagine how well I'd do had I known I had this condition? (I graduated this year in May with a Industrial Engineering degree). I did work out but not as much as I should have... simply because it took a massive effort to drag myself to the gym. Now is the time to heal.
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(05-13-2019, 05:42 PM)spirilis Wrote: I asked the dr a week later how bad my apnea was, they said 16/hour.  Not severe but enough to drive me bonkers apparently.

Depends on the person, I think. Imagine someone disturbing your sleep 16 times each hour. That's about once every 15 minutes!
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oops, once every 15 minutes would be 4/hr. 16 times per hour is 4 every 15 minutes. or roughly 1 every 4 minutes. further bolstering your point.
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Wow. I am new to all this. I am reading all these stories and constantly thinking ME TOO MAN......I am 3 days into using my machine and have no real problems, but hearing about everyone else's success really gets me excited and hopeful about using my CPAP!
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