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sallysleepwell +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

Greetings! I am new here. It looks like I probably have sleep apnea even tho my last doctor said I didn't. But I am taking the home test in a few weeks to find out. I am also trying to lose weight to help. I even scare my cats with my snoring but I will find out. Thanks for any tips and suggestions. I am not happy about this since I have a sea of other problems but I have good health care so I'm just going to deal with it. Ugh. Thanks, Sally

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wiredgeorge +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Sally, we tend to prioritize problems and take care of what seems to be the most pressing first. Look at your health in a comprehensive way and first start with a full physical and lab work. As far as home studies for apnea, perhaps a lab study followed by a titration study would work better. The first is to determine if you have apnea and the follow up titration is for the sleep techs to play with settings on PAP equipment based on the initial study to give you the best prescription possible. They also monitor for restless leg syndrome and SPO2 as well as your heart. Do follow up and let us know if you have more specific questions!

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sleeptech +0 points · over 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

What he said.

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S2S +0 points · over 2 years ago

Hi Sally, As above says, a home study is fine just to find out if you have Sleep Apnea, but to get accurate results and fine out a lot more you really need to go for a Sleep Study at a Sleep Center and get a Titration study done. Make sure you get a copy of your results as well. It might help if you loose weight, but not always, there can be other factors effect it as well. I would put your health first and get this done and if a cpap machine is required, go for it. Get an APAP (automatic) machine. It is easier to get on with and if set up correctly will help you in your treatment. Trouble is at the moment, you might not feel like doing much as you may be quite fatigued at the moment, the cpap will help get your energy levels back. This will help you get up and go to help you loose weight. More energy and feeling better, the world will look a better place.

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gonzales +0 points · over 2 years ago

since i dont get sleep well i got dark circles.Is dermalmd serum good?

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