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Well, got it this afternoon. After my stay at the sleep center, they said I had severe sleep apnea. My blood oxygen level had gone as low as 80% due to the periods when breathing stopped. So I definitely need it.

They delievered it this afternoon, along with a therapist to show me how to use it. Good Lord!! The thing is totally high tech!!....I was not expecting this. I was imagining the mask (which I have already used at the clinic) and then some sort of a blower - maybe looking like a tiny vacuum cleaner or something.

I called insurance to make sure they're paying for it....this thing is like over $1000!! It has a computerized console, a SD card to record my sleeping statistics, a humidifier, etc. I can set the temp of the air, time to ramp up to the highest pressure setting. Believe it or not, it even knows whether if the tube is wet or if there's a air leak in the mask.

Well, here's to better sleep. I often feel myself stop breathing when I'm half asleep....often leading to nightmares of repeating images. Not sure how uncomfortable it's going to be. We'll see.....maybe this'll give me all that extra energy I need once I get used to it.
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