My CPAP Sleep Apnea Treatment

After months and months of waking with a sense of not having slept well and spending the days trying not to fall asleep, I was starting to wonder what was going on. Seeking out a doctor for sleep apnea treatment was a good idea, even though I was worried about what I might find out.

When he sent me to a sleep specialist I really started to worry. Finding out that I would need to take a sleep test, requiring me to be connected to a bunch of different monitors to keep tabs on my heart rate, muscles and eye movement, brain activity and breathing was really almost too much. Once I got used to the idea, though, I felt ready for the overnight test.

It wasn't as bad as I expected. I was surprised that I was able to fall asleep. And when the results came back declaring that I had sleep apnea I was both nervous and relieved. I was worried about what lie ahead and grateful that I finally knew what I needed to start treating.

I was again nervous when I looked into sleep apnea treatment. I was told I need to wear a breathing device while I slept. I have always been a light sleeper and I knew that it would be very difficult if not impossible for me to get used to having a mask on my face while I tried to sleep!

I did some research and found out that I needed to make sure that the mask on my CPAP machine had a good fit so I could be as comfortable as possible. I bought it, brought it home and finally got ready to use it for the first night.

I am not going to lie. It was weird. I woke up often during the first night and for a few nights after that. Pretty soon, though, I got used to it and was able to sleep quite comfortably with it on. This sleep apnea therapy wasn't as bad as I had anticipated.

I was surprised with how soon I noticed a difference in how I felt during the day. Soon I was waking up feeling refreshed for the first time in a long time. My wife didn't mind sleeping without my snoring, either! Also, I had so much more energy during the day and didn't feel like I would fall asleep every time I sat down.

Treating illness can sometimes be frightening, even though you want to improve your condition. This is due largely in part to the fact of it being unknown terrain. With sleep apnea treatment, the idea of sleeping with an oxygen mask on my face terrified me, but now that I am used to it and I see all the benefits it brings me I am now much more scared to sleep without it than I was at first to sleep with it!

 

 

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Recognizing Sleep Apnea Symptoms in Children - National Sleep .
A new article on the site looks at undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea and the effect it can have on children. Obstructive sleep apnea, or simply sleep apnea, is a disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly ...


Could Mandating Sleep Apnea Tests for Operators Reduce Accidents? - WABC-TV

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Could Mandating Sleep Apnea Tests for Operators Reduce Accidents?
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Every day millions of passengers put their lives in the hands of train conductors, bus drivers and the truck drivers who share the road with them. All of these jobs require long, monotonous hours with few breaks in between, which can sometimes lead to .

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Bust all snoring myths - Times of India

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Bust all snoring myths
Times of India
Fact: Having a stuffy nose can definitely aggravate snoring and sleep apnea, but in it's not the cause. A recent study showed that undergoing nasal surgery for breathing problems cured sleep apnea in only 10% of patients. Snoring vibrations typically .
Five risk factors which could lead to sleep apneaGlobalnews.ca
Sleep Apnea Doctors US is Now Offering Complimentary Listing for Sleep .PR Web (press release)
Why is my mouth so dry? | Dr. RichAuburn Reporter

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Sleep Expert at Northern Westchester Hospital Explains Sleep .
Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Dangers, and Treatment Options By Dr. Praveen Rudraraju, Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Northern Westchester...


Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks, Study Finds
Title: Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks, Study Finds Category: Health News Created: 6/11/2014 5:35:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/12/2014 12:00:00 AM..


Domobio's QT33 Can Dramatically Improve Sleep Apnea Patients' Quality Of Life - TechCrunch

TechCrunch

Domobio's QT33 Can Dramatically Improve Sleep Apnea Patients' Quality Of Life
TechCrunch
When Seungkyu Lee, a Seoul-based dentist, realized how much sleep apnea decimated the quality of life for his patients, he began working on an alternative oral appliance called the QT33 and then spent the next 10 years tinkering with it until its .

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Sleep Doctors dot US Is Now Offering Complimentary Listing for Doctors Looking for New Patients
Sleep apnea doctors nationwide can now take advantage of a complimentary listing with Sleep Apnea Doctors US. (PRWeb July 03, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/sleep/doctors/prweb11980289.htm..


CPAP is 'most effective' for controlling blood pressure in sleep apnea patients - Medical News Today

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CPAP is 'most effective' for controlling blood pressure in sleep apnea patients
Medical News Today
Over the next 20 years this association caused a great amount of debate between physicians, with research unable to conclude whether sleep apnea causes high blood pressure. Research was inconclusive as sleep apnea and high blood pressure share a .
Unrested and Untested: Millions of Americans and Their Doctors Don't Know .The Epoch Times
New Study Reveals Possible Link Between Sleep Apnea & Hearing LossCBS Local
CPAP Benefits BP on Top of Weight Loss in Sleep ApneaMedscape
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