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Earlier this month, I learned that I have mild sleep apnea. The path that led to my diagnosis was a bit round-about. If you remember in April, I was dealing with some increased anxiety and depressive symptoms . We increased my antidepressant and I received an as-needed anti-anxiety medication. Both were very helpful.
When my rheumatologist learned of my increased symptoms, which also included extra fatigue and daytime sleepiness, she wanted to discuss the possibility of sleep apnea . My rheumatologist ordered an overnight sleep study. The most common sleep study is the polysomnogram (PSG) which uses sensors (applied to the scalp, face, chest, limbs, and a finger) to record brain activity, eye movements, leg movements, body position, respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure, and blood oxygen level while you sleep.
During my night hooked up to the PSG equipment, I experienced 13 instances of apnea and 22 instances of hypopnea. When airflow is ...
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