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I was never tested for sleep apea because I already qualified for surgery under the co-morbidities with PCOS, cholesterol, high BP, and diabetes - so I wanted to ask some people here who were diagnosed with it.

I never wake up feeling refreshed. I never want to get out of bed in the morning. Even if I have had 8-12 hours of sleep. Even on days when I should be excited to leap out of bed - the days my c-sections were scheduled for the births of my daughters, the days when I get to go home to Ireland once a year, etc. I am beyond sluggish.

I do snore like a pig, and often wake up with a dry mouth.

Is it likely I have sleep apnea? It seems greedy to want more health benefits besides the ones I am already anticipating - but I would be very glad to not feel this way and to want to get up in the morning.

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Sounds like you might have it. Medscape says: in general, the physical examination is normal in patients with OSA, aside from the presence of obesity (body mass index: >30 kg/m2), an enlarged neck circumference (men: >43 cm [17 in]; women: >37 cm [15 in]), and hypertension.

I was diagnosed with apnea but couldn’t tolerate the CPAP. Now that I am down 75 pounds, I am hoping that it is gone. I certainly have more energy.

Best of luck!

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One of the biggest signs is the inability to stay awake during the day. You might want to at least do an at home sleep study. I was amazed how much better I felt after I got used to the CPAP machine and was sleeping through the night.

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Only a sleep study can confirm, but it sure sounds like you have sleep apnea. I’ve had it for years and I will never forget the morning after my first night at home with my new cpap machine. I felt like a new person and had no idea what I had been missing out on for years!! Cpap is a bit of an inconvenience but it can also change your life. Best of luck to you.

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Thanks for all your replies! I'm not going to worry about a sleep study or CPAP at this point. My surgery is in 6 days, and I'm hoping that this is one of the health issues that will resolve with it.

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I was never tested for sleep apea because I already qualified for surgery under the co-morbidities with PCOS, cholesterol, high BP, and diabetes - so I wanted to ask some people here who were diagnosed with it.
I never wake up feeling refreshed. I never want to get out of bed in the morning. Even if I have had 8-12 hours of sleep. Even on days when I should be excited to leap out of bed - the days my c-sections were scheduled for the births of my daughters, the days when I get to go home to Ireland once a year, etc. I am beyond sluggish.
I do snore like a pig, and often wake up with a dry mouth.
Is it likely I have sleep apnea? It seems greedy to want more health benefits besides the ones I am already anticipating - but I would be very glad to not feel this way and to want to get up in the morning.
It would be impossible for lay persons (even Doctors) on here to diagnose to you on a forum. A sleep study would give you the answers you need.

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So Boldilocks, did you ever get evaluated or are you doing so good with surgery and weight loss that you may not need it done?

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On 7/12/2019 at 2:44 AM, Frustr8 said:

So Boldilocks, did you ever get evaluated or are you doing so good with surgery and weight loss that you may not need it done?

Never needed it, thanks for asking! Since surgery my sleep has been wonderful - it's like night and day. I fall asleep faster, sleep through for 7-8 hrs, and wake up earlier feeling like I really slept and ready to get up. I have no doubt that I did have sleep apnea that has now been resolved, because my sleep quality has changed so drastically!

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I was never tested for sleep apea because I already qualified for surgery under the co-morbidities with PCOS, cholesterol, high BP, and diabetes - so I wanted to ask some people here who were diagnosed with it.
I never wake up feeling refreshed. I never want to get out of bed in the morning. Even if I have had 8-12 hours of sleep. Even on days when I should be excited to leap out of bed - the days my c-sections were scheduled for the births of my daughters, the days when I get to go home to Ireland once a year, etc. I am beyond sluggish.
I do snore like a pig, and often wake up with a dry mouth.
Is it likely I have sleep apnea? It seems greedy to want more health benefits besides the ones I am already anticipating - but I would be very glad to not feel this way and to want to get up in the morning.
See a pumonologist and have a sleep study done. They will determine if you need to be on a CPAP machine.

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On 7/30/2019 at 10:58 PM, kylesmamamia said:

See a pumonologist and have a sleep study done. They will determine if you need to be on a CPAP machine.

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No need - any sleep apnea I might have had has definitely been resolved. The difference to my sleep quality has been one of the biggest impacts of surgery.

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