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wiredgeorge

wiredgeorge
Joined Oct 2015
wiredgeorge
Joined Oct 2015

You have a sleep study in the works. Best not to worry about the consequences of any potential side effects from sleep apnea since there is nothing you can do. Once diagnosed, you will get a prescription and I DO repeat DO agree that the study should be fully explained. The places that do these studies often make the doctor kind of invisible so insist on a copy of the study and if possible to speak to the sleep doc who writes the prescription. I never saw or heard from ANY sleep doctor; I had to have my insurance company yell at the sleep clinic to get a copy of the study. I sat down and looked up all the medical jargon. I googled this jargon to get some sense of what was going on. IF you have a prescription, you may be shuffled off to a durable medical equipment store (aka DME). Try and find out WHICH DMEs in your area your insurance will work with and then google them for reputation. You will find that FEW IF ANY have decent customer service reputations but pick the best of the lot if you are able. The DME will likely only follow the prescription and will only carry a single maker of PAP machines so you will not likely get some sort of choice between PAP manufacturers. This might be a good question to ask them if you get a chance to find your own DME. I have a ResMed machine and am happy with it but other makers are also just as good. Look up the brand/maker and see if they look mainstream. There are reports of off brands being passed out by some DMEs. This is what you can do while waiting and hopefully the path to good sleep will be smooth for you. AND REPORT BACK ON THE PROCESS! Good luck!