This morning I went to Kaiser and they had a class and taught us how to use the CPAP. My tests showed I have Severe obstructive SLEEP APNEA with an AHI of 46.9.
A 15% reduction in body weight is recommended. lol Actually, I am thinking of going to the hypnotherapist and having them do the “lap band”. Safer than actual surgery.
Interesting that the notes included other comments: “As the ESS (Epworth Sleepiness scale) is 19, I would strongly recommend that the patient be advised to avoid driving until treatment is started and the patient feels less sleepy”. Probably good advice – since I just caused that car accident SATURDAY!!!
Also, the results said that I wake up 46 times every hour! My REM – Rapid Eye Movement is 11.7% – where 26% is good. I’m only getting 77% oxygen. And that I had 146 events that night.
Actually, my biggest problem is that my current coverage has ME paying 100% for prescriptions – and the CPAP machine is $700! Sigh……
This afternoon dad and I had lunch with Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel at Burger King. I had the Whopper with cheese. It is such a heavy meal and I came home and took a deep two hour nap. Then went to the pool and swam twenty laps. Felt so good. Came home. Cooked my herbs. Can’t wait to try my CPAP tonight!