As mentioned previously, I had a sleep study. The results, which took two weeks to come in, showed that I have moderately severe sleep apnea. The doctor wanted to do a second sleep study and evaluate what air pressure is required. The alternative is an auto-titrating CPAP machine, which figures out the right air pressure automatically.
The sleep study is very expensive, so I wanted to find out what it would cost after insurance. After looking at the costs and the bank account, I decided to just go with the machine and skip the second study.
In the few days between getting the results and making the decision, the sleep doctor left the country, and would not be back for two weeks. I couldn’t get the ball rolling because he had not written a CPAP prescription before he left. He arrived back in town on Monday of this week, and finally got the prescription written yesterday.
Today the home medical supplier called me and we set up an appointment. On Monday morning at 10:00 AM, I will pick up an auto-titrating CPAP machine. In theory, it’ll be the best night of sleep I’ve had in several years. It’s oddly appropriate that I may finally be fully awake on election day.