So, I have been with my CPAP machine for a little over a month now and I have never felt better! Well, except for last week when I was sicker than I have been in a long time but that was a big exception. Other than that, I am amazed at the affect the machine has had on me... I have more energy, I am getting stuff done.... the list goes on and on. So, why am I frustrated??? It's my husband....
He went for a sleep study before I did but did not go into a deep enough sleep because he didn't know he was supposed to have a sleep aid. First let me say, we have been married for almost 20 years and he has so many sleep problems and has had them for years that I don't think a CPAP will fix all of them but I definitely think it would help. Well, for some reason the machines at the sleep study said he did fall deep enough asleep and they got an 87% reading or something so they won't recommend that he redo the study! And I told him he should tell his doctor that he DID NOT sleep during the study and see if her recommending that he needs to do it would make a difference. How do I know he didn't sleep during the study?? Because he came home and slept the whole next day -- sleep filled with nightmares, flailing around, and all around unrestful sleep but not something that we are not used to. I firmly believe that a good sleep study on him would reveal SOMETHING because he has trouble falling asleep, has muscle spasms or whatever when he does sleep, snores, wakes a lot during the night and can't go back to sleep, .... he has nearly every sleep problem you can think of. So what to do? He doesn't seem to think it is worth fighting with the doctor over (although he has said more than once that he wishes he could have a CPAP and could sleep at night!!!). He has a lot of other issues but I think this would be a good place to start in helping everything but how can I get him to confront the doctor to get another study? He obviously sees the positive experience it can be. We could pay for another study but it is like $2000 and we can't afford that.
Married for 19 years
Mom of 2 girls, 16 yo and 9
Mom to three cats, Fudgy, Pinata, and Momo
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