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My surgeon's office said I need at least one comorbidity for Medicare to cover my bariatric surgery. My PCP has put in a referral for me to have a sleep study done to see if I have sleep apnea. I do snore loudly every night (my boyfriend has to leave and sleep in another room), feel tired during the day, have trouble falling asleep, and am a light sleeper. It can take me up to 12 hours of being in bed to feel rested. I'm definitely not a morning person LOL. According to my Fitbit, when I sleep I spend 17% awake, 20% REM, 50% Light, and 13% Deep during my average of 7 hours of sleep. My PCP said it would be an at-home sleep study, and depending on the results I would go to a sleep lab for further testing. I've never done a sleep study. I hope my results will come back positive for sleep apnea so I can get bariatric surgery, and also find a solution to my poor sleep, snoring, and tiredness.

Has anyone here thought they had sleep apnea but your sleep study results came back negative for sleep apnea?

Please cross your fingers for me, this is my only shot at getting my insurance to cover my surgery.

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I had very similar symptoms, and I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. You do the home test, then an overnight test at sleep center to determine pressure settings for an APAP machine. I've had my machine for 2 weeks now, and my average number of apneas has dropped from 65 to 8 per hour, and I feel so much more rested! So if you are diagnosed, don't panic! You and everyone in hearing range will sleep better :-)

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I went to my first appointment with the cardiopulmonalogist today. She did an EKG and said it looked like one from a sleep study of a person experiencing sleep apnea even though I was awake. I'm going to have an echocardiogram next week and will get a sleep study soon.

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I got my sleep study results back today. I have severe sleep apnea, 32 apneas per hour. I'm going to get a CPAP machine. I will also be able to get an appointment with the bariatric surgeon now that I meet my insurance requirements.

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8 hours ago, AK37 said:

I got my sleep study results back today. I have severe sleep apnea, 32 apneas per hour. I'm going to get a CPAP machine. I will also be able to get an appointment with the bariatric surgeon now that I meet my insurance requirements.

Good, and keep in mind that there is a good chance we will be off the CPAP machine once we lose weight. :)

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Good now please remember that it might take some time getting used to both me and my hubby have sleep apnea and I feel better than when I didn't have my machine but there are days when I'm still very tired but I take loads of psych meds

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I had to have a sleep study because both my parents have sleep apnea and my doctor wants to make sure that if I do have it, it’s controlled bore surgery.

I got my results Friday and it was completely normal. There’s other comorbidities that may apply. If they have find GERD during your endoscopy (like me), or something in your blood work comes back abnormal, high blood pressure, gallstones, the list goes on. Bariatric centers can help you find a comorbidity.

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I have a CPAP machine now. Been using it for a couple of days. Getting better sleep than I've had in years.

I'm supposed to hear back from the surgeon's office tomorrow to get an appointment.

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Following surgery 6 days ago, I've had some interesting apnea results: 90% pressure has dropped in half (from 16-20 to 10), and AHI has dropped from the upper teens to 1-3. ????? This isn't from losing weight or pain meds (stopped those on day 3), but could repairing a medium-large hiatal hernia cause this effect?

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Great news on getting used to your machine im so happy for you both me and hubby have machines there is so much benefit to using your machine

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i had a sleep study done, but only have sleep apena on my back. The doctor said it's so mild that it's not even really considered sleep apena. You need a minimum of 5 events an hour to have "sleep apnea," and I had 4 events an hour, but ONLY when I was on my back. She said position therapy would help and that I didn't need a CPAP, and that after the sleeve and losing weight it would go away.

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