Thursday, March 14, 2013
In the last two or three years, though, there have been 'issues' with the machine. All this time we've believed it was the mask. I've suffered through a continuous squealing, moaning, groaning collection of sound effects, night after night. Some nights it sounds like a bunch of cats in heat. Other times you'd think a plane was revving up to take off.
Anyway, his current machine does not have a sim card so the doc can check the actual number of apneas he's having per hour. An apnea is when he literally stops breathing. When he first started using the machine he had over sixty apneas per hour. Now he's down to four.
The doctor performs checks regularly and arranged for him to use a different machine--one with the sim card--for a month. Well, now! Turns out the mask was not the problem. Imagine. An entire month without cats squealing and airplanes revving! I've slept better this past month than I have in years.
So, he'll be getting a new machine. We'll have to pay a big chunk for it because insurance won't cover it, but hey! It will be worth it because I'll be able to sleep through the night.
No more sleep noises!