A few months back I talked to my doctor because my husband said I was snoring real bad. I of course couldn’t hear it because I was asleep at the time. My doctor got me set up with an at home test that involved me scrapping a small electrical box to my chest and having small tubes up both my nostrils. I was fine doing this because I just wanted to prove to Pat that I didn’t have sleep apnea.
The at home test was “inconclusive”. So then I got set up to do a full fledged sleep study at my local hospital. I am still convinced this is a waste of time, but I go anyway.
Long story short, last week my CPAP machine came in. Which means of course that yes, I do have sleep apnea after all. Bleh. I don’t have a really bad case, but I had enough “instances” per hour that CPAP therapy was prescribed.
So much for my brilliant plan to show Pat I don’t have sleep apnea.
The first few nights have been a struggle- it’s hard to fall asleep with a hunk of plastic stuck to your face. AND, Boots hates it because hair comes out in two places- she doesn’t like drafts on her- so she hasn’t been sleeping with me. This makes be very sad.
But, I’m a good little patient so I’m sticking it out. I’m told it can take weeks- even months- to get used to CPAP. But everyone I know who has one says it changed their life, so I hope I get to that part soon.
If you have a CPAP how long did it take you to adjust? When did you start seeing/ feeling results?