Because I got so many emails I thought I would share a few things.
Sleep Apnea, un-treated can contribute to many health problems.
It can cause strokes and heart attacks as a starting point.
The lady I see, has a real burden for people with it as she had a love one that died from it.
Sleep apnea can and does affect your cognitive skills. I know this personally, and was told this from the neurologist yesterday.
I have REAL sleep issues and it has affected my life.
NOW, those masks ARE NOT COMFORTABLE. My recommendations are to try several to see what works best. It takes lots of time to get used to your mask. I am still working on that. I was told each hour you spend with your mask on ,is better than a hour without.Take this seriously. I am trying to.
I say TRYING, it is a process.
IF you know someone who snores, please encourage them to go through the sleep study. It is not hard. I was a nervous wreck and then thought "this was a piece of cake".None of what I have written is medical advice, I am not a expert, but I DO CARE. We are in this together, my fellow-apnea-acs. I wish I had heeded the advice 8 years ago when first diagnosed, I think my health would be better today.Google, SLEEP APNEA, CPAP--get informed.
Enough from me....seek your medical professional.
Because I care...
btw, I am so aware not everyone is able to have medical insurance. I wish it were not that way.
I do have insurance and many of you do to, but yet we don't take sleep apnea seriously ...I was like that for MANY years. I wanted you to understand that I understand that we all don't have insurance.