I'm_so_tired wrote:Hello all, I know I have sleep apnea. My husband tells me that I stop breathing in my sleep. I wake up tired -- I never feel refreshed or reviatlized when I get up in the morning.
I told my endocrinologist this and she, believing that I most certainly had sleep apnea, wanted me to do a sleep study. I called and got some info, but I'm pretty sure it would be pointless because of my need for certain things to induce sleep -- things like (1) I have to have a fan running for white noise, which cannot be used for obvious reasons, (2) the room has to be very cool (more like frost on the blankets) and (3) I have to go to the bathroom a couple of times a night. I wouldn't be able to go if I were all hooked up to monitors.
So I'm wondering, can't I simply purchase a CPAP machine on my own?
I feel with 100% certaintly that I do have sleep apnea. Considering what my husband has witnessed and told me about my sleep and also how I feel well, there's no doubt in my mind.
What can I do to get the equipment I need so I can get some relief?
Thanks ya'll, for your help.
I'm just sooo tired.
(1) I have to have a fan running for white noise, which cannot be used for obvious reasons
the room has to be very cool (more like frost on the blankets)
.I have to go to the bathroom a couple of times a night. I wouldn't be able to go if I were all hooked up to monitors
"Yes, you can buy a CPAP machine without a prescription, but you cannot set the pressure yourself. You will also have to pay tax on the CPAP without having a prescription."
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