sleep issues

Sleep Apnea Testing

Gretchen Becker Health Guide January 20, 2011
  • Most of us have a general idea of what sleep apnea is. It means you stop breathing during the night for short periods of time, often many times during the night.   This means you don't get a good night's sleep, which can cause daytime sleepiness. But it can also cause even more serious problem...

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  • justgeo1
    Jan. 21, 2011

     I find it interesting that obstructive sleep apnea is the primary diagnosis for overweight people and it's fairly easy to work with. It took my pulminologist 3 studies to figure out that I didn't have obstructive sleep apnea but rather central sleep apnea which is a brain malfunction not a physical blockage. I have to use a machine called a VPAP...

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     I find it interesting that obstructive sleep apnea is the primary diagnosis for overweight people and it's fairly easy to work with. It took my pulminologist 3 studies to figure out that I didn't have obstructive sleep apnea but rather central sleep apnea which is a brain malfunction not a physical blockage. I have to use a machine called a VPAP or an adaptive servo-ventilator. It's a very nice machine that uses a return line and a sensor that reads my breathing and adjusts all the time.

    • Gretchen Becker
      Health Guide
      Jan. 21, 2011

      Sometimes we do need to keep pushing for the proper diagnosis. I'm glad the VPAP is working for you.