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Greetings,

Those with sleep apnea;

did you have improvement after surgery?
Anyone successfully get off bipap or cpap? How long did it take?

did sleep apnea/bipap/cpap impact your post surgical recovery?

thank you

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So i am on a Cpap machine since last summer. I dont have another appointment with that type of doctor for a while. But so far after surgery i have not really needed it. Before i really needed it to sleep but for the last month or so i been doing fine without it. sleeping well. Not snoring. so hopefully i can get another sleep study done and see if i actually still need it. But i still use it but some days i forget to use it and have no issues that i know of

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I found out I had borderline sleep apnea when I had a sleep study before surgery. I opted not to get a CPAP when the PA at my clinic said it'd likely be gone after I lost 20 or 30 lbs. He was right - it was gone. I can't speak for those with more severe apnea, but I know it does improve or goes away for many of us.

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My sleep apnea disappeared completely within the first few weeks. I started at low BMI (35). I haven't slept so well in years.

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I had sleep apnea before I had my Lap Band surgery. I was on bipap. I was off my machine within a few weeks, maybe 8 if I remember correctly.

I just had revision surgery to bypass 12 days ago and it was pretty cool, as a former sleep apnea patient, I was selected to be in a study about former sleep apnea patients and the effects of anesthesia on them. So I had to wear some electrodes from the moment anesthesia ended for 24 hours. The anesthesiologist heading up the study said I definitely still do not have sleep apnea according to their readings.

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I have central, not obstructive, sleep apnea so, no, having the surgery and getting down to a “normal” BMI did not have any effect on the sleep apnea ☹️

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14 hours ago, Elidh said:

I have central, not obstructive, sleep apnea so, no, having the surgery and getting down to a “normal” BMI did not have any effect on the sleep apnea ☹️

My sleep study revealed mixed sleep apnea. Though I know that morbid obesity or greater can cause a type of central sleep apnea that can sometimes resolve with weight loss - so I am hoping to get off my nighttime torture device ;) (but my stick thin Grandpa had to use one, so know it might just be what I gotta live with)

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I had severe sleep apnea but didn't get the CPAP since it was within a month of surgery. Immediately after surgery, I haven't snored. This is the best sleep I've gotten in years. My husband jokes that he misses his white noise machine aka my snoring and it's too quiet to sleep.🤣

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I never had a sleep study done but I can say before surgery I was up 2-3 times a night constantly waking up and having to go to the bathroom. Since surgery 3 months ago I have been sleeping the whole night, in fact I noticed a few weeks after surgery I wasnt waking up for whatever reasons anymore. Happy to say for me I am sleeping better after the weight loss I have.

I hope you will notice a big difference as well :)

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