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looking for affordable apap machine (newbie)
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looking for affordable apap machine (newbie)
hello im 21 years old and have felt sick for a couple years. it all started with my sleep and im not sure why i didnt just think about looking there first. anyway its been like 3 years with horrible sleep. ive never been diagnosed or told i have sleeping problems but i used to kick real bad as a kid and now i cant sleep most of the time, and when i can no matter how much i always feel tired and dead. very rarely ill wake up out of breath. most up the time i do wake up like shaking almost like im in shock or just pulsing. i cant remember anything and have felt absolutely horrible for years. i cant afford to see a doctor or have a study done. i was browsing on reddit and someone suggested i get an affordable apap machine and use some forums as a guide on how to read it and work it. 

i was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction as to where i might be able to get an affordable apap used or new machine, and directions on how to use it/ read it. im totally new to this and would just like to get to sleeping better and feeling better. any newbie advice/tips/ relatable stories are welcomed.
 have a good one , keep it easy, and sleep well everybody.
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RE: looking for affordable apap machine (newbie)
Curiousbetsy, I think you have described some problems like restless leg syndrome and and some pretty severe symptoms that might be better to address with your doctor, than to assume apnea and try to self-treat. How is your insurance situation? That often decides whether to seek professional assistance. There are some ideas for self diagnosis that we can suggest, but let's start with the conventional approach. At 21 you are pretty young for CPAP and may still be covered on your parent's coverage.
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RE: looking for affordable apap machine (newbie)
well im not quite sure how much insurance would cover. but i really dont have any money at all. i dont kick anymore. i just usually sleep like 4 hours a night and lightly
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RE: looking for affordable apap machine (newbie)
A good auto CPAP can be obtained at the lowest cost on marketplaces like Craigslist, Offerup, Facebook Marketplace, etc. A good way to search Craigslist over a wider area is to use the SearchTempest search engine. The specific machines to look for are:
Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
Resmed S9 Autoset
Philips Respironics Dreamstation Auto CPAP
Philips Respironics System One auto CPAP
The CPAP-Talk forum often has machines being sold by members. Apnea Board does not allow forum accounts to be used for sales or transfers to protect our educational status.

There are others. For a new machine, Supplier #33 has the lowest prices and offers packages including a mask.
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