7 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Sleep Apnea
If you’ve been experiencing interrupted sleep, extreme daytime fatigue or severe mood swings, there is a chance that you may have sleep apnea. You might even be reading this seeking the answers yourself instead of visiting a doctor. However, only trained medical professionals can diagnose sleep apnea, which is a sleep disorder that affects around 22 million Americans, and help you choose a treatment path.
When you do go see a doctor, it’s helpful to come prepared with questions. These are seven prompts that can help you get the answers you need.
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What causes sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is caused by blockage of the airway, cutting off oxygen to the brain and the blood for varying lengths of time. Typically, there is excess tissue in the back of the airway, such as large tonsils, or a tongue that falls back to block the airway.
So, what happens now?
Depending on the severity of your sleep apnea, you may have a choice of in-home or specialist treatment. Sleep apnea is not the end of life as you know it, and you may not even have it to begin with.
Do I need a sleep study?
If your doctor suspects you might have sleep apnea, he or she will refer you to a sleep study called a polysomnogram where a sleep technician monitors your brain activity, oxygen levels, heart rate and breathing patterns while you’re asleep.
What do my sleep study results mean?
The results of your study will inform you if you really do have sleep apnea. Your doctor will present the data gathered by the sleep technician and inform you of the dangers of sleep apnea when left untreated.
What happens if I don’t seek treatment?
In short, your symptoms will continue and then get worse. At night, you could experience restless sleep, loud snoring and interrupted breathing that leaves you choking or gasping for air. This leads to daytime sleepiness, physical fatigue, mood swings, headaches and problems with concentration and memory.
In addition, untreated sleep apnea puts you at risk for heart attack, irregular heartbeats, stroke and/or diabetes. This is because of the complications associated with low blood oxygen levels from interrupted airflow.
What should I expect from CPAP therapy?
CPAP therapy patients have to learn to sleep with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, including a mask. The mask is used to pump clean, filtered air directly into your airways and supplement your regular breathing in those moments when it is interrupted.
The adjustments are minimal: sleeping with whatever type of mask is most helpful and comfortable for you, plus daily/weekly cleaning of your supplies and replacing the parts of your machine when recommended.
How can I make CPAP therapy easier?
Like anything else, you get what you put into CPAP therapy. If you take the time to find the right setup for you, it will be easier to keep using your machine until it becomes routine. There is always a more comfortable mask, a better-fitting chin strap, etc.
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We charge you a small monthly free and deliver a fresh CPAP mask, tubes, filters and cushions to your door every 3 months.
We work with the major manufacturers to provide a selection of the most popular CPAP masks, cushions, tubing, filters and other accessories.
You get one shipment with all the CPAP supplies you’ll need for the next three months and you just pay one low, monthly payment.
Monthly CPAP Club lets you know when it’s time to change your filters, clean your mask and tubing. Three months after your first order, we’ll let you know (via email) that it’s time to replace your CPAP supplies, and we will ship out a package with a replacement mask, tubing, and filters for your CPAP machine, all including in your monthly fee.
Every package allows you to choose your preferred style of CPAP mask and the brand, make and model you prefer. You have the choice of standard tubing or heated tubing. You have the option for extended tubing options with heated tubing. Every package also includes cushions for the mask and filters for your machine
We need to know which CPAP breathing machine you use so we can send you the correct filters. Filters are specific to machines.
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We do support many machines. The most popular machines are listed right now and more will be added as we grow.
In the mean time, let us know which machines you use so we get you the correct filters.
Monthly CPAP Club currently offers Resmed, Respironics, and Fisher & Paykel CPAP products. We can accommodate certain other brands when requested by email. Please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a request online.
Our goal at Monthly CPAP Club is to offer all the necessary CPAP supplies for good sleep hygiene in simple, scheduled quarterly shipments.
We want the program to be even easier for the end user to afford with a monthly payment.
When you sign up for a package with Monthly CPAP Club, you will be charged the monthly package amount ranging from $30 and up, depending on your preferences.
We will ship out a package within 1 business day of your order with all the CPAP supplies you’ll need to properly treat your sleep apnea with clean and effective supplies.
The next scheduled shipment for your account will commence 3 months after your initial first shipment. We’ll send you an email your next delivery is on the way.
The best part about Monthly CPAP Club for those living with sleep apnea is that CPAP supplies are one less thing you’ll have to regularly order, schedule or pick up. We ship you the supplies you’ll need for the next three months and ship you another package in three months will all new and fresh CPAP supplies.
We do sell most of the popular and newest CPAP machines. Although we do not list many of the machines on our Monthly CPAP Club site, we can process orders for machines via email for existing subscribers and over the phone for new users.
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