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Geekboy
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Member since Jan 2004
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Sleep Apnea question

I know I have it. My wife says I stop breathing a lot at night. Do I have to go through the b.s. of being monitored at a clinic first? Or can I just get an oxygen machine without going through that all of that?


Chad504boy
Cincinnati Fan
Five Oh Four
Member since Feb 2005
88506 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
yes.

no.

mmmk


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BROffshoreTigersWife
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Why don't you see a doctor to be sure that's all that is wrong?


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tiger1014
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2011
10483 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
fricking retard. You know you can't just put one on don't you? It has to be titrated.

But I'm sure you think you know better. Just buy one online


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TigerRad
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Columbia, SC
Member since Jan 2007
4735 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
its not plug and play

they calibrate the machine to your specific sleep needs and pressure requirements

you have to do the sleep study (sometimes more than once)


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DLauw
LSU Fan
SWLA
Member since Sep 2011
2954 posts

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the doc can give you the monitor to wear at home for the night. you bring the monitor in and they decipher the info.

i got the machine but i gave it back because it was just too much of a pain in the ass. i quit drinking so much and now i sleep better.

ETA: as for the info from previous posters. the lady who came to set mine up came to my office and took 15 minutes of my day. the only real setup is showing where the water goes and fitment of the head and nostril pieces. she also showed me how to clean it.
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pooponsaban
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2008
13494 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
Fat. frick.

or...

Drunk. frick.


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ILikeLSUToo
LSU Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2008
13942 posts

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Sleep apnea is a pretty big racket, so don't expect to take any shortcuts. ENT visit(possibly a GP visit for the referral unless you can get a direct appt), then the sleep study, followed by another ENT visit so your results can be "officially" interpreted, followed by a referral to the company providing your CPAP, followed by another sleep study to hone in the correct settings for your CPAP, followed by another ENT visit.


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TigerFanInSoCal
LSU Fan
H-town
Member since Jan 2010
876 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
Serious Question: Are you overweight?

Back when I was fat as shit, I had all the symptoms of sleep apnea. I lost 110 lbs and my sleep issues are gone.


dante
LSU Fan
Kingwood, TX
Member since Mar 2006
9848 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
Do you also snore a lot? I would occasionally stop breathing also, but my snoring was horrible(so I am told). I was able to fix about 90% of the problem with a mouthpiece from the Snoring Center.


pooponsaban
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2008
13494 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
quote:

Serious Question: Are you overweight?


That or he drinks a lot. That accounts for 90% of cases.


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Geekboy
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2004
645 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
I do snore a lot. Also drinks every day and about 20'pounds overweight.


eitek1
Member since Jun 2011
344 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
So the sleep thing is a racket.

What happens is you go to a sleep study ($1000) where they tell you that you have sleep apnea. No kidding you already knew that.

The results go to your doctor. He says.... Yep you have sleep apnea and schedules another sleep study ($1000) so you can get "titrated" and find out what the pressure needs to be on your airway to eliminate the problem.

After the sleep study the results go to your doctor. He reads the report and sends a prescription to a sleep foundation or something like that. They power up your C-Pap machine, set the pressure and give it to you. They then bill your insurance company about 2k for the C-Pap and your Co-Pay is around 600 dollars.

Or you can outright buy a C-pap for 600 dollars and adjust it your self. Which BTW is what I had to do anyway.

Also they now have smart C-Pap machines that automatically adjust the pressure based on your breathing conditions.


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Vrai
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2003
2211 posts
Online

re: Sleep Apnea question
Lose the weight and cut back on the booze, see if that helps.

I "knew" I had sleep apnea, until I had a sleep study done and found out I didn't. I'm in pretty good shape, not overweight, but I snore like hell and the study showed I wake up about once an hour, but that's considered "normal." I got a mouthpiece off of Amazon to keep my jaw in place at night, and my g/f says the snoring has decreased around 90%.


pooponsaban
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2008
13494 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
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I do snore a lot. Also drinks every day and about 20'pounds overweight.


Mystery solved.

Or you can be like the other fat drunk and get your own machine and ignore the root of the problem.

And we know 20 lbs means 40 you disgusting fat body.


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DosManos
Vanderbilt Fan
Member since Oct 2013
3057 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
Any recs on which mouthpiece to buy?


AnonymousTiger
LSU Fan
Southern by the grace of God
Member since Jan 2012
2895 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
It could be heartburn. Seriously, try Prilosec first.


pooponsaban
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2008
13494 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
quote:

It could be heartburn.


He's fat and drinks everyday. I'm sure he has heartburn.


vistajay
Member since Oct 2012
406 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
Agree losing weight and drinking less can solve. But another less expensive method that works great is to get a prescription for Provent, which are these bandaid type things you put over your nostrils. They take a little getting used to but work great and more comfortable than sleeping with a machine tied to your head.


Dam Guide
New Orleans Saints Fan
Nooga
Member since Sep 2005
5154 posts

re: Sleep Apnea question
Stupid arse machine pisses me off. You will hate it and they will make you get it. I have never known anyone that has done the sleep study that hasn't had to get the machine. It's a fricking racket. I returned the damn thing.
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