DH has sleep apnea! (OT)

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DH has sleep apnea! (OT)

Well, I don't know if you recall a month or two back that I was complaining because of how hard it is to wake DH up in the morning? I finally convinced him to ask the doctor about it and he was sent for a sleep study.

He has mild sleep apnea apparently. It's not as bad as some, but enough to cause chronic fatigue. He gets the equivalent of 3 hours sleep in 8 hours.

We are waiting on a followup appointment to get a prescription for a CPAP machine and I'm REALLY hoping this fixes his waking issues. This week he was late to work 4 out of 5 days (supposed to be in at 8:30, didn't get in until 10). I just could NOT wake him up no matter how hard I tried!! His alarm went off at 6 AM, I was up at the same time, showered, breakfast done, dog walked, ready for work before he was even out of bed. All this despite me running up and down the stairs 20+ times yelling at him to wake up!!

I was hoping they would call asap so we could get this started, but no call yet. They said it could take a few weeks. Sad

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Joined: 04/01/09
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Poor old dh!
Does he snore also?
I worked with a guy who had this.. But badly.
He found the machine a god send so hopefully once you get it dh will feel tons better!!!
Hugs to you both!! Xxx

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Try and pressure him into using it. I know my mom never did but the people that I know that do say it helps tremendously. Sleep apnea is no laughing matter so make sure you tell him that. Glad he got some answers, maybe now he will be more rested!

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O wow!!! Well that would definitely explain it...........
I hope the machine will help immensly!!!!

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Great news! Sorry you have to wait so long for him to get the CPAP machine, though. That has to make your mornings so stressful. Ugh. But at least you have an answer now, right?

:goodluck:

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Thanks girls. I really DO hope it helps!! Getting him up is a nightmare!! Sometimes I just feel so helpless because I have to do everything for us in the morning with no help at all. All he does is eventually get up, shower, and wants to walk out the door. I'm hoping this changes him and he will be more awake and want to eat breakfast, have coffee, walk the dog, etc.

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Hopefully it helps !! I heard from a co worker the machine gives you soooo much kore energy

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"raingirl28" wrote:

Well, I don't know if you recall a month or two back that I was complaining because of how hard it is to wake DH up in the morning? I finally convinced him to ask the doctor about it and he was sent for a sleep study.

He has mild sleep apnea apparently. It's not as bad as some, but enough to cause chronic fatigue. He gets the equivalent of 3 hours sleep in 8 hours.

We are waiting on a followup appointment to get a prescription for a CPAP machine and I'm REALLY hoping this fixes his waking issues. This week he was late to work 4 out of 5 days (supposed to be in at 8:30, didn't get in until 10). I just could NOT wake him up no matter how hard I tried!! His alarm went off at 6 AM, I was up at the same time, showered, breakfast done, dog walked, ready for work before he was even out of bed. All this despite me running up and down the stairs 20+ times yelling at him to wake up!!

I was hoping they would call asap so we could get this started, but no call yet. They said it could take a few weeks. Sad

I just found out this year that I have it -- i can't believe what a difference my CPAP has made in my quality of life!! Push him to get it - I believe that your health care in Ontario still covers it (Alberta does not anymore)
G/L!

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Thanks Amanda, yes OHIP does cover like 75% of it or more and the rest should be covered by our work health benefits. He is trying to get an appt to see them this week before we leave for vacation on Friday but it probably won't be until we get back.

How has it been working for you? Is it really that much of a difference?

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