Success with CPAP machine (1 month later)

@NJChicaa (40013)
United States
April 29, 2016 6:36pm CST
I've been using a CPAP machine for just over a month for my sleep apnea and I think that I can say that I am finally at a point where I am really comfortable using it. After struggling the first two weeks, I switched to from a small to a medium sized mask and that seems to have done the trick. I can now sleep through the night with the mask on my face without any issue. As long as I am tired when I go to bed, I will sleep just the same as I would have without the mask. . . No, that's not true. I sleep much BETTER because my breathing is not being interrupted over and over and over again. I wake up actually feeling rested and refreshed instead of feeling like a zombie. As my doctor said the other day "I didn't know what I didn't know" when it comes to how much better I could and do feel these days. I have so much more energy throughout the day and taking an afternoon lap in an indulgence rather than a daily necessity. Using a CPAP machine to treat my newly-diagnosed sleep apnea has definitely made a positive difference in my life. I would recommend it to anyone who this condition and who is reluctant to try it. I also would encourage anyone who suspects they may have sleep apnea but doesn't want to deal with a machine to go ahead and get tested. Using and getting used to a CPAP machine really is easy, I promise you. Do it!
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@teamfreak16 (41149)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Apr 16
When they tested you, did they hook you up to a bunch of electrodes like they did to me?
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@NJChicaa (40013)
• United States
30 Apr 16
I had a home sleep study so it was just a pulse/ox on my finger, straps around my chest, something that went a bit up my nose, and a recorder right under my nose to record my snoring sounds. No real electrodes.
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@teamfreak16 (41149)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Apr 16
@NJChicaa - I went to a place and they hooked me up all over and monitored me as I slept. Really, really comfortable bed.
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@NJChicaa (40013)
• United States
30 Apr 16
@teamfreak16 My insurance company wouldn't pay for a clinical sleep study. Only an in-home sleep one. In any case, it did the job and my condition was clearly seen and diagnosed.
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Apr 16
I know several people who use these machines and all have got used to them and are now sleeping and feeling much better.
@NJChicaa (40013)
• United States
30 Apr 16
count me in! I am sleeping and feeling so much better too!
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