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I am Tired for a Reason

The doctor explained the results of my sleep study to me. I "woke up" an average of 45.7 times per hour during the evening. Apparently, I do have sleep apnea, and I am not getting good sleep.

The next step is to try out a machine called CPAP that will help me keep my airway open while I sleep so that I don't wake up. I have go BACK TO THE LAB (not to see what's on the slab) and get one fitted. Unfortunately, I don't get to do so until June 1. But I am very psyched that it is not a mystery problem.

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gurdonark
May. 18th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
I'm glad they figured this out. I hope the gizmo really helps.
bkwrrm_tx
May. 18th, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
I've been wearing a CPAP for a couple of years now, and it has helped *so* much. When I did my study, I was waking up 72 times an hour - once I started wearing my mask, I was amazed how well I slept and how much better I felt during the day.

It will be great, trust me.
lonestarslp
May. 19th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
Good to know--thanks!
jellifer
May. 19th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
So what does CPAP stand for? My soon-to-be brother in law has severe sleep apnea, and his doctor knows it but hasn't ever recommended ANYTHING that could help him! I'll bet he would love to know about this!
lonestarslp
May. 19th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
http://www.sleepapnea.org/index.html is a great place to learn more about sleep apnea and machines.
celticgirl106
May. 21st, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
That would make anyone tired! I have heard good things about the CPAP machine.
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