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singingkeys

singingkeys
Joined Oct 2018
singingkeys
Joined Oct 2018

Just curious what other people's symptoms are. For me, it is the non-restorative sleep...I feel like I basically just went to bed like an hour ago, even after up to 8-10 hours of sleep. Other odd symptoms, I can't seem to match with other people's experiences. Throughout the day, there are times when I feel like my lungs want to "lazy breathe" and after the exhale, it is like I'm too tired to inhale against and simply don't want to because it feels like so much work. I do and my body does it naturally, but sometimes I feel like I also have to "remind" my body to. It may simply be because I'm just really tired.

During the day on days when I don't go to bed early enough and get like 4-6 hours of what would be sleep (probably ends up being half or a little more of actual sleep)...I feel like a "pressure" feeling in my face. My blood pressure does not register as high, but my face will be moderately flushed red at certain times of the day. My lips will also tend to be a bright reddish color every morning (as if really chapped) if I don't sleep well...I presume this is blood pressure high only in certain particular areas causing it? If I sleep longer on the weekend when I don't have to work, they aren't. But overall, the blood pressure itself is not high when taken via a test. At night, as soon as I lie down and put my head on the back of the pillow, I tend to feel this pressure on the back of my head like someone is forcing the back of my head into the pillow. I also feel the pressure in my face. If I bend over to pick something up, I feel that it increases in my face.

Feeling "jumpy/jittery" throughout the day in general. I know that I have high RERA's/RDI, but no actual O2 desaturization.

What are yours?

I'm waiting to hear back from an employer that will be contacting me soon and then I'll be fine to spend some of the money that I have saved. I think I'm going to try the home sleep study because I really want to see if I can get better results than the in-lab that I had. I'll be at home in my own bed and won't have to worry about asking someone to go to the bathroom or "focusing" on sleeping - it will be almost like a regular night minus the equipment that will be a little uncomfortable. Also, if they send the unit to you and you don't feel that you got good results on that night, you can keep it for another night and try again before sending it back to them. Definitely can't do that one with an in-lab study. They will write me a prescription based on the results. I'm just really looking forward to trying to get some closure for this after all of this time. It actually seems like it is getting "worse" with time. I have days like yesterday and today where I sleep 8-10 hours and it feels like I just went to bed an hour ago and I get up just about to fall on my face tired. I woke up sleeping on my stomach this morning, but some nights it seems like sleeping on my stomach is also the same as on my back. I'm starting to wonder if I don't have a combination of both Central and OSA. I'm not just "tired" during the day, I'm jumpy-tired as in muscles don't want to work the way they should, reflexes are out of whack, etc. I'll see what the study results say and try the Air Sense...if I don't see any improvement with that over a reasonable time period, I guess I'll be checking with an immunologist or endocrinologist. I'm ready to punch my pillow some mornings and wake up "angry" because I feel so bad.

So they're finally, finally, FINALLY going to give me my prescription so that I can buy my own CPAP online from the place I want. They want $1,600 to $1,800 for the Air Sense 10 at the sleep clinic. Found it online for 1/3 of that price and will probably be about $800 or so with everything else that I need with it. I'm going to try to get the For Her version, as well, for the lower pressure setting.

Which mask? A long time ago when I was first considering it, I asked about it, but I can't find the post now. Is the AirFit P10 any good? I see something Philips puts out called Dreamwear, as well. Looking for whatever will have the least amount of stuff going around my head, too.

Of course, like so many...I'd like to find the most comfortable and quietest one. Just as a reminder, 4.7 AHI and 50 total events of just under 3 hours. 18.1 RDI. So if that was correct from my sleep study a long time ago, I'm on the mild end. No notably drops in SPO2. I also want the machine to kind of do my own sleep tests and also see how it makes me feel in the mornings. If it doesn't seem to be working out, I'll keep looking into it with other options. Blood work was done previously, so nothing wrong was found. Brain scan, neurologist, etc. Nothing wrong found. Minor essential tremor and I feel my body "moving" some nights when I get extra tired. A few extra hypnogogic jumps here and there, but I don't think that happens while I'm sleeping. Just when drifting off to sleep. I still feel absolutely awful and drained of energy every morning. UARS and/or my tongue falling back.

So what say you regarding the "best" mask to get starting out? P10?