I'm a 67 year old grandmother, only slightly overweight. No diagnosed family history of apnea.
Just had my first split night sleep study three days ago. Their cutoff for putting me on CPAP was 20, and they did put me on it, so I know I "flunked" although the tech would not answer my questions. I now have to wait a month before my PCP gets the report. Am really bummed, I want to get on with this and start feeling better!
Not sure how long this has been going on, my little sis is a respiratory therapist who has been urging me for years to get checked. She wears earplugs whenever I travel and sleep in the same room with her.
I had back surgery a couple of months ago, and while in the hospital, every time I would fall asleep the pulse oximeter would alarm. They, too, questioned me about OSA. And my husband and mom have heard me snoring, even through closed doors. And I am so tired of the morning headaches. So, it is about time to deal with this.
I was wearing my Fitbit during the PSG, and the rudimentary graphs there show a marked difference between the two halves of the night.
Thanks for this forum, I am enjoying the reading while I wait for therapy.