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I've heard that many people with sleep apnea no longer have it at some point after surgery. My question - how do you know you no longer need to sleep with your CPAP machine? Do you need to take another sleep study?

My surgery isn't until May 2nd but wanting to know what to expect in the future...

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I have this sleep mat and had it before surgery. It was actually how I learned I had severe apnea before surgery ... and I never got round to a CPAP before I didn't need it (which was super fast after surgery, crazy enough. Like 1-2 weeks and the apnea was down to mild or gone).

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I was diagnosed with sleep apnea several years pre-VSG. After VSG, about when I got down to BMI 26 or 27, I was having a lot of apneic “events”, so my sleep doc had me in for another sleep study: this one was more sophisticated. It turned out I have CENTRAL sleep apnea, not OBSTRUCTIVE sleep apnea, so, I’m going to be on the machine indefinitely, as central apnea isn’t really related to being overweight, as I understand it. The problem’s in the brain 🤪. I’m just happy to be able to sleep, even with a mask!

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My dad has had a cpap machine for years and he is not even close to being overweight. I have had mine now for almost a year and i personally love that machine. I sleep so good with it. Not interested in getting rid of it lol

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4 hours ago, MiniGastricBypassDude said:

https://www.withings.com/us/en/sleep

I have this sleep mat and had it before surgery. It was actually how I learned I had severe apnea before surgery ... and I never got round to a CPAP before I didn't need it (which was super fast after surgery, crazy enough. Like 1-2 weeks and the apnea was down to mild or gone).

Thanks for the information - I will check the sleep mat out!

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3 hours ago, Elidh said:

I was diagnosed with sleep apnea several years pre-VSG. After VSG, about when I got down to BMI 26 or 27, I was having a lot of apneic “events”, so my sleep doc had me in for another sleep study: this one was more sophisticated. It turned out I have CENTRAL sleep apnea, not OBSTRUCTIVE sleep apnea, so, I’m going to be on the machine indefinitely, as central apnea isn’t really related to being overweight, as I understand it. The problem’s in the brain 🤪. I’m just happy to be able to sleep, even with a mask!

I'm so glad you resolved the issue and are able to sleep well!

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1 hour ago, liveaboard15 said:

My dad has had a cpap machine for years and he is not even close to being overweight. I have had mine now for almost a year and i personally love that machine. I sleep so good with it. Not interested in getting rid of it lol

I don't mind mine either - it helps me to avoid dry/sore throat in the winter. I would like to know if I would have the option to sleep without it in the future. My surgeon said most people no longer need to use the machine after surgery.

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14 hours ago, CurvyGirl23 said:

I've heard that many people with sleep apnea no longer have it at some point after surgery. My question - how do you know you no longer need to sleep with your CPAP machine? Do you need to take another sleep study?

My surgery isn't until May 2nd but wanting to know what to expect in the future...

I had severe sleep apnea prior to surgery. Only got my cpap machine 1 year prior even though I tested 15 years ago. 3-5 hours broken sleep 3 pee breaks a night before the machine. 4-6 solid sleep after the machine. Now 3 months post surgery I haven’t used my cpap and getting 5-7 hrs of rem sleep with no pee breaks in middle of night. Still have to go see my sleep apnea Dr. But I’m done with the machine!!!

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