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How long does it take to recover from brain damage

A year ago I started using a cpap machine after being diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. I was waking up 72 times a night and stopped breathing 120 times a night. My memory and thought process got so bad when the food in the fridge was freezing, I was accidentally turning the temperature down, not up to prevent it. Before my sleep apnea I had an excellent memory. I could get high B’s and A’s on my exams with little to no studying. I want to be able to do that again. I am scared my memory will never be the way it used to. Does it take longer than a year for it to come back completely?

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Which device for sleep apnea is the easiest to sleep with?

I have a mix of central and obstructive sleep apnea (~60% central), but I also have severe insomnia. Falling asleep and staying asleep is a hassle nearly every night (this is a physical issue).

I tried a cpap and couldn’t sleep at all with it on… I was literally awake all night. Are there other devices that are better for those that have trouble falling and staying asleep? I need to treat my sleep apnea, but what’s the point if I literally get no sleep?

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Septoplasy and nasal valve reconstruction

I just had some work done on my nose with a nasal skin graft and was curious if anyone else has had the same procedure done. For those who have had this surgery, how long until you felt the difference in your sleep? My other question is, how long did it take for your nose to settle and heal? I’ll be honest, this surgery has changed my appearance and it’s upset me because I don’t feel the doctor informed me on how drastic the change was going to be. I’ve spoken with my doctor, but it’s difficult to get gauge the situation based off what they say. Any insight or feedback helps.

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Awaken to numb tongue

Has anyone even woken up to a numb tongue from apnea? I had this happen last night, I was sleeping upright to help with the apnea while I wait on sleep study. My tongue and left arm were numb but it went away in just a couple minutes.

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At-home study results confusion

I’m getting a bit confused by my at-home sleep study results based off information online. Took an at-home test as I previously was having sleeping issues (waking up gasping for air, heart racing, etc.) and due for an in-person test, but COVID hit.

My AHI says .8 per hour, and my RDI was 13.7 per hour. Read previously that anything below 5 for AHI is considered normal, but Lofta’s doctor said I have mild obstructive sleep apnea. The lowest my oxygen dropped to was 92% at one point, but averaged 96.

I made an appointment with a sleep specialist just to verify what is being recommended. Might take a while to hear back though with everything going on in the healthcare system. But looking for some information in the interim:

  1. Is the AHI number typically mentioned based on per hour or per the entire night? Same with RDI. The Lofta test makes it look like I’m way down on the totem for AHI with their visualizations.

  2. Has anyone else here had similar results and had a different result with an in-person study?

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Turbinate Surgery

Hi everyone,

So I saw an ENT doctor and he mentioned that I can do the turbinate surgery either awake or asleep. I was wondering, what do you all recommend or have tips on? I’m kind of leaning towards doing it asleep. That way I can get there and not worry about it .lol

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