Lastnight I Started my Life with CPAP
Well, I got the results of my 2 sleep studies. The first one showed I stopped breathing 11 times in one hour. My oxygen level also dropped to 86%. It should be 90%. So the doc set me up with a CPAP machine.
For those who don’t know, CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. The long and short of it is you have this mask or a set of what they call pillows (what I use) that are in your nose and will blow air into your nose as you breath to keep the airway open. The upside is you don’t snore and you will feel better once you get some sleep. The downside is you have this thing on your nose and it has various straps going around your head. It will take some getting used to.
My first night with my Vigor8 CPAP machine went OK. I did not get much sleep due to my constantly having to pee last night. I think I am going to take my meds a bit early. Diovan HCT is my blood pressure medicine and there’s a diuretic component to it which makes me have to pee. ALOT! So I am going to start taking it around 8 oclock so I can do all my peeing before 11 oclock!
Anyway, I hope with CPAP and my losing weight that I may get OFF the Diovan HCT. I am down around 304 and that’s the lowest I have weighed in years!