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FWLindaY

FWLindaY
Joined Jul 2019
FWLindaY
Joined Jul 2019

Mondayz, I had my sleep study on 6/9 and found out that I was averaging 96 episodes an hour with some lasting as long as 40 seconds. I found out that my oxygen was dropping to the low 70% over night. I was anxious and felt like crap and the longer it took them to call me back in for my results to be confirmed the harder each night became. The fact that during my sleep study they put me on therapy and I woke the next morning feeling like I had been given a "happy" pill was beyond disappointing when I learned that it would go away with one bad night sleep. Therapy for me started on 7/8. I am using an Apap set to 8-15 depending on the apnea event. I did exactly what they suggested and played with it the first night, sitting watching TV. The only part that was difficult was/is that I can't talk without air pouring out my mouth and this makes me feel a bit like I am choking. So it's mum's the word if I have my nasal pillow on (husband may say this is an added bonus). I am a full 21 days in and will not go without it. Its not like you don't get tired, if you do stuff where you should be tired you are -- but the mind-numbing exhaustion is gone. For me, frequent wake-ups to use the bathroom, leg and foot cramps, needing a nap 30 minutes after waking, sleeping on average of 10 hours a night, feeling my husband poke me to get me breathing -- ALL that stopped with one night of therapy. I think you will do great. I hope you let us all know.