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KennyAZ

KennyAZ
Joined Jan 2020
KennyAZ
Joined Jan 2020

Hi. I did an at home sleep test a few weeks ago to verify I have sleep apnea and was told I stop breathing 90+ times an hour for 10 seconds or more. So last night I spent the night in a sleep center. I started with a nose only mask. After about, I’m guessing, an hour to an hour an a half I feel asleep and did not wake until they woke me up to try sleeping on my back. At this point the pressures as much higher than when I feel asleep and was caught off guard and was having difficulty. They brought in a full mask to try, but after 20 seconds of that I wanted to give the nose one another go. Now, being more awake and understanding the situation, I chilled out and after 30, guessing again, minutes I fell asleep until I woke up on my own a couple of minutes before 6 AM when they were going to wake me up anyway.

Now I am waiting to hear back from my doctor to go see him, discuss the results, and go buy I assume a BiPAP machine since that’s what I was using. At least at the end, I have no idea if I started on the same machine. My deductible is $5000, and my insurance pays 100% of the sleep test and for the machine once that is met. I believe the sleep test is going to be around $2400. Not sure about the machine, I have only looked at prices online.

I am looking for advise, tips, pointers, things I should ask, whatever. I don’t know anything going forward other than I am really looking forward to getting some good nights sleep again! Anything any of you can tell me is much appreciated!