Re: Any CPAP Users Out There?
I actually just got tested at a sleep disorder center and was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea. I don't have many of the traits often associated with it (I'm not overweight and have a pretty small neck), but after experiencing many of the common symptoms (grogginess in the morning, rarely feeling refreshed no matter how much sleep I get), I wanted to get it checked out. Additionally, I also have a family history of those with sleep apnea and my girlfriend has told me that I often stop breathing in the middle of the night (not to mention heavy snoring), so I'm glad I decided to get it checked out and stumbled upon this thread. Right now, I'm in the process of waiting for an appointment I made next month with a dentist that specializes in creating appliances for those with sleep apnea. The appliance is designed to prevent you from stopping breathing in the middle of the night. I'd much rather at least try this route before getting the CPAP machine because my case is supposedly mild and, if it works, there's no noise to (potentially) bother a partner like there is with CPAP. Does anyone else have an experience with using a dental appliance that's designed to prevent you from stopping breathing in the middle of the night? If it doesn't work for me, I guess I'll reluctantly be joining the rest of you that use a CPAP machine.