Last night Vince went to Brady to have his sleep study. He had one done here six years ago but he wasn’t happy with any part of it. He got a Cpap machine but, whether it wasn’t a good fit or he just never gave it enough time to get used to it, he never wore it. His snoring has gotten so bad and most nights I either end up in another bedroom, or if I’m way later than he is going to bed, I don’t even try to go to sleep with him because of the snoring. Lately I’ve used my phone to capture the sounds he makes. He truly was not breathing and then he’d gasp for air. Once he had the heart issues and the doctor convinced him that sleep apnea could damage all of his organs, or even result in death, he was ready to have another sleep study, get a new and improved Cpap and get used to using it.
He said that he had barely fallen asleep when the lady conducting the sleep study came running in because his oxygen level had fallen so low that she put him on oxygen for the rest of the night. She told him that he has “severe” sleep apnea and suggested he sleep sitting up in his chair til he can get in a new Cpap.
He came home, pulled out his old Cpap, cleaned it really good, changed filters and things that needed changing, talked to the sleep lady and adjusted some of the settings so he’s going to try using that one til he can get a new one.
Getting a good night’s sleep should make a huge difference in everything – the way he feels, the energy level . . I’m glad he’s finally listening.