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looking for affordable apap machine (newbie)
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RE: what should i do?
(04-26-2021, 09:23 AM)curiousbetsy69 Wrote: now im not sure if this sounds like sleep apnea or not

Well, the symptoms are consistent with sleep apnea, but there is no way to tell without a sleep study or at least a CPAP machine.

If you live in or near a place with a high population density you should be able to find a machine on craigslist. Just be sure to understand what kind of machine you're buying and know how to check the run time. Although there's no telling how long a CPAP machine will last, five years is sort of the bench mark. That's roughly 15 000 hours of run time.
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RE: looking for affordable apap machine (newbie)
A thought...

Now a days with so many places checking for C-19 one of things they do is check blood oxygen levels.

You can get a device to check yours. If it's high, probably no worries. If it's low then you should find out why.

"Fingertip Pulse Oximeter "

It's a lot cheaper than buying a machine Smile

I bought my last cpap machine used and it was a bargain. However, with hindsight if I had known what to buy my treatment would have been a lot better and I would have felt much better.
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Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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RE: looking for affordable apap machine (newbie)
Surprisingly simple, to treat Apnea you buy a CPAP and use it. If you don't place action to the suggestions, there's no surprise then that it won't change a thing. Until you add action it's the same ole situation.
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RE: looking for affordable apap machine (newbie)
Would love to help. Please read the last answer I gave, and let me know your approximate location. I can help you find a deal.
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