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well,

Post by Eddie » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:08 am

I just had my first sleep clinic test last night. does anyone else have sleep apnea ?
I have my second test tonight using the mask. they want to see how I respond to it.

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Post by KsBow » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:02 pm

Eddie, my wife says I do. I've never seen anyone about it.
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Re: well,

Post by Eddie » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:52 pm

my wife pushed me to get tested. I think she needs to be tested also but she would be harder to get in the door than I was.

we used to sit and watch Dad snort and jump in his lazy boy. he got tested several years back and has gotten better since he started on the machine.

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Post by Okie » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:46 pm

Eddie, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea about 6-7 months ago. They said with severe sleep apnea a person stops breathing around 35 times a hour for more than 10 seconds... I stopped 69 times :eek:
Since I have been on the machine, I sleep better (as well as my wife) and I feel better. I used to come home from work and if I sat down it was over. I'd fall right to sleep in my chair. Now I hardly ever get sleepy during the day. It is kinda hard to get used to, but if you have sleep apnea, I recommend you get used to it. You'll be glad you did. Hope your insurance covers the machine, it's kinda pricey!
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Post by Eddie » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:48 pm

John, I would be hard pressed to buy the machine if my insurance didn't cover it. I checked with the insurance gal at work and co-workers that have one before I asked for the test.
I standing at the door right now waiting for them to let me in for tonight's test. They're supposed to put the mask on me tonight.

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Post by Greywolf » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:21 pm

I've slept with Esmerelda for over 15 years, she goes to bed with me every night, I don't care what state,city or country I'm in, she goes with me. I keep her right on top of my carry on, they do a rescan at TSA when they see her.
She is set at 10 Ml and hasn't moved for over the whole time.
I have a extra machine, I got brand new from a Guy I met in Texas on a hunting trip, he work at a medical supply place, he preset it at 10Ml, It was $100.00 plus shipping to Hawaii. That one has a 400 watt inverter that is run off a 12 volt battery. A full charged battery has lasted the whole 5 days of hunting on Lanai.
Course a quick change in the truck while it's running and a trip to the Archery hunting area will do a full charge for the day of driving then I change it back out and pack it away. Thought about a deep cycle trolling battery at Costco is only $85.00 the inverter was almost that much.

The C-PAP, will be a life saver. Snoring is know to cause heart damage.

My test showed I quit breathing 105 to 115 times per hour. Buy one out right. Your life is worth it.

If you use insurance for you Mask your co pay will be over $100.00, PM me I'll give you a site that charges $47.20 to your door for a mask and headgear, $51.50 if you want a new hose too.
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Re: well,

Post by AirBreather » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:44 am

Last year muzzleloader elk season we and my partners camped at 10,000 feet. I choked awake all night the first night. It ruined last years hunt. I finally got tested and I am now using a machine. As the guy from Hawaii said, I will get a battery and inverter unless I find some other way, but I will hunt this year with my gear....

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Re: well,

Post by bigpete » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:20 am

Yep I was diagnosed with it a few years ago ,I stopped breathing about 100 times an hour and my blood oxygen level was just over 50%, I was falling asleep during conversations,the works. Got my machine and I'm great while I'm on it,but I can't get to sleep at all without it,which is a bummer when I go away camping and hunting. My unit is set at 18.5 cm³ and was a cheap one,only most me $1100. The mask is $275 and the head strap,which breaks within a month,costs $70. Of course that's what its like in Australia !

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Re: well,

Post by eddie c » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:34 pm

after they got my settings figured out, I'm doing fairly well with it. I don't have near as many naps during the day, my energy level is up, weight is slowly coming off. and the wife is sleeping better also. :mrgreen:

I have a trip coming up next week where I will need to take the trolling motor battery and inverter. I just wondering how long can I expect the battery to last. I will be needing it for 4 nights. I do have a 5 watt solar charger for the battery as a maintainer that will be along. that should help extend it but I don't expect it to completely keep it at full charge. I may be surprised.
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