I Am Uncomfortable Taking An On-site Sleep Study-I Already Have 2 Year Medical Card

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PackRat's Comment
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I did the sleep study. It wasn’t much fun. I had zero apnea’s, but they still managed to diagnose mild sleep apnea because my breathing slowed 8 times per hour....probably because I was SLEEPING. Anyway, don’t need a machine, but have to pay them 250$ and still got a 2 year medical card....and the best part is I NEVER have to do that again!

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A little piece of advice..... dont weight or many companies will require it. i tested negative and 2 yrs later gained weight... had to re test... now have the machine. if you can lose weight before that next physical do it just in case.

good luck. i responded to you. go check. 😁 and thanks for asking.

Clarify please....

Don't weight (as in don't gain weight), or don't wait (doing something later)?

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I did the sleep study. It wasn’t much fun. I had zero apnea’s, but they still managed to diagnose mild sleep apnea because my breathing slowed 8 times per hour....probably because I was SLEEPING. Anyway, don’t need a machine, but have to pay them 250$ and still got a 2 year medical card....and the best part is I NEVER have to do that again!

I would gladly pay $250 to not have to use a CPAP machine.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Peter M.'s Comment
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I never knew how crappy I was sleeping until I started using a CPAP and actually got to sleep.

Absolutely agree! I had the same realization. Love my CPAP.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I never knew how crappy I was sleeping until I started using a CPAP and actually got to sleep.

Absolutely agree! I had the same realization. Love my CPAP.

I’m just the opposite. After a year, I still wake up every hour or two. Sleep fine without it.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I’m just the opposite. After a year, I still wake up every hour or two. Sleep fine without it.

I hear from many guys that I will love it, sleep better and feel refreshed. It's been only a month this time and I wake up several times with it coming off my face. I wake up more tired, irritable and angry. However, they are blaming my AFib on having sleep apnea and tell me I will have more problems if I don't use one. So, I am doing it :-P

Laura

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I’m just the opposite. After a year, I still wake up every hour or two. Sleep fine without it.

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I hear from many guys that I will love it, sleep better and feel refreshed. It's been only a month this time and I wake up several times with it coming off my face. I wake up more tired, irritable and angry. However, they are blaming my AFib on having sleep apnea and tell me I will have more problems if I don't use one. So, I am doing it :-P

Laura

I have a deviated septum, which is probably the source of my snoring. As a result I have to breathe through my mouth when sleeping, I can’t get enough air through my nose, especially since the nasal mask and full face mask both rest on my sinuses and close off my nostrils partially.

As a result, I wake up dehydrated so badly I dream of water. Sometimes I’m in the desert, sometimes I just can’t find water, etc. I wake up with my tongue and mouth do dry it feels like it they are cracking.

I have the humidifier set to max. So high my hose fills with water sometimes.

Before I got it, O could drive 600 miles with no problem. Now, I find myself napping for my 30 minute break.

Occasionally I’ll skip it for a night and feel Much more rested during the day

I’m considering paying for my own sleep study to see if I can get off it.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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I’m just the opposite. After a year, I still wake up every hour or two. Sleep fine without it.

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I hear from many guys that I will love it, sleep better and feel refreshed. It's been only a month this time and I wake up several times with it coming off my face. I wake up more tired, irritable and angry. However, they are blaming my AFib on having sleep apnea and tell me I will have more problems if I don't use one. So, I am doing it :-P

Laura

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I have a deviated septum, which is probably the source of my snoring. As a result I have to breathe through my mouth when sleeping, I can’t get enough air through my nose, especially since the nasal mask and full face mask both rest on my sinuses and close off my nostrils partially.

As a result, I wake up dehydrated so badly I dream of water. Sometimes I’m in the desert, sometimes I just can’t find water, etc. I wake up with my tongue and mouth do dry it feels like it they are cracking.

I have the humidifier set to max. So high my hose fills with water sometimes.

Before I got it, O could drive 600 miles with no problem. Now, I find myself napping for my 30 minute break.

Occasionally I’ll skip it for a night and feel Much more rested during the day

I’m considering paying for my own sleep study to see if I can get off it.

Have you spoken with your doctor about getting another mask to try?

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Priscilla W.'s Comment
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As long as I don’t gain weight

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I did the sleep study. It wasn’t much fun. I had zero apnea’s, but they still managed to diagnose mild sleep apnea because my breathing slowed 8 times per hour....probably because I was SLEEPING. Anyway, don’t need a machine, but have to pay them 250$ and still got a 2 year medical card....and the best part is I NEVER have to do that again!

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A little piece of advice..... dont weight or many companies will require it. i tested negative and 2 yrs later gained weight... had to re test... now have the machine. if you can lose weight before that next physical do it just in case.

good luck. i responded to you. go check. 😁 and thanks for asking.

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Clarify please....

Don't weight (as in don't gain weight), or don't wait (doing something later)?

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

Priscilla W.'s Comment
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Yes thank you for the email. :) I have actually been loosing weight on the truck. The doctor did say not to gain 10% of body weight or develop high blood pressure or I would have to retest. I waited tables for 24 years and was constantly grazing on French fries and pretty much anything all day and eating a full meal there most days. Now I snack on nuts and string cheese while I drive and eat light meal on the truck every other day (no truck stop food) and it’s much better for my metabolism. Once I get my dogs on the truck and my bicycle (yes I have a trailer to pull my dogs behind my bike) I’m looking to get in a lot better shape and I’ve always had blood pressure at the low end of average.

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I did the sleep study. It wasn’t much fun. I had zero apnea’s, but they still managed to diagnose mild sleep apnea because my breathing slowed 8 times per hour....probably because I was SLEEPING. Anyway, don’t need a machine, but have to pay them 250$ and still got a 2 year medical card....and the best part is I NEVER have to do that again!

double-quotes-end.png

A little piece of advice..... dont weight or many companies will require it. i tested negative and 2 yrs later gained weight... had to re test... now have the machine. if you can lose weight before that next physical do it just in case.

good luck. i responded to you. go check. 😁 and thanks for asking.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rob. D.'s Comment
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Priscilla,

Let me know how taking the bike on the truck works out. I may try it once I get settled into a good routine. Until then, I will try to walk when I have the time. Turtle turned me onto Geocaching and plan to do that to give more focus to my walks and help alleviate boredom.

For others reading this thread, I have copied a link to staying fit:

Staying Fit on Over the Road

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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