"who Needs Sleep, Well Ya Never Gonna Get It...

Who needs sleep, tell me what's that for...." Thus goes the chorus to one of my fave songs by The Barenaked Ladies. I gotta say this, sleep apnea s*cks (Thank god for CPAP tho). For the most part, I get enough sleep to get by on, and use my machine every night. I got diagnosed about 6 years ago, and recently completed my third sleep study. They found that my apnea is relatively "normal" during regular sleep, but the instant I go from reg. sleep in to REM sleep, I go from 3 times an hour to 23 times an hour that I stop breathing. Kinda scarey, but I've got my machine, so I'll manage.
Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
31-35, F
2 Responses Dec 14, 2011

I had Sleep Apnea but talked to my Ears, Nose and Throat" doctor (who had the same surgery himself) and he was able to convince my insurance company (in less than 5 munutes), that a 60 minute surgery taking out my tonsils, my uvla, and a bunch of that extra hanging crap in my throat and I was cured of sleep apnea. I was in and out of the hospital where the surgery took place in four hours. I cannot snore now because everything back there to allow snoring is removed. Four of my friends have asked for and have gotten the surgery and are now sleeping like a babies every night with no CPAP machine ever again. Check it out. Ask the question. I had the operation in 2010 and am very thankful I made the decision to have the surgery. I had 10 days of a sore throat and now a lifetime of no problems.

I'm getting my machine tomorrow...wish me luck!

I know it's a little late now, but LUCK anyway!

Thank you..it has helped tremendously!

Glad to hear that! I know after I started using my machine, I felt alot less like a zombie, and more like a real person, lol!

I actually have energy and even when I get less sleep I feel better then when i got a long sleep without the machine.

That describes me almost exactly! I remember I used to sleep like 10 hours with out my machine, and could barely keep my eyes open. Now, if I get 5 hours, I feel alot better than I would've after those 10 hours, know what I mean?

Yes i do..i drive for a living and i was falling asleep at the wheel if it was more than 10 minutes. It's so strange it's as if your mind justifies closing your eyes only for a minute. Like a Jedi mind trick....lol

I had Sleep Apnea but talked to my Ears, Nose and Throat" doctor (who had the same surgery himself) and he was able to convince my insurance company (in less than 5 munutes), that a 60 minute surgery taking out my tonsils, my uvla, and a bunch of that extra hanging crap in my throat and I was cured of sleep apnea. I was in and out of the hospital where the surgery took place in four hours. I cannot snore now because everything back there to allow snoring is removed. Four of my friends have asked for and have gotten the surgery and are now sleeping like a babies every night with no CPAP machine ever again. Check it out. Ask the question. I had the operation in 2010 and am very thankful I made the decision to have the surgery. I had 10 days of a sore throat and now a lifetime of no problems.

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