Long story short.
I've been mostly dead all night.
Severe sleep apnea 55.2 average events per hour, or 93.9 events per hour on my back.
Those are the results of the 2 sleep studies I had in December.
30 events is considered "severe" and increases chance of serious heart disease by 50%
No wonder I'm so freaking tired.
I don't want anybody giving me shit about being lazy or needing a nap ever again.
So we only have 2 days of data with the new machine but it appears to be a great improvement.
I am never to lay down without it, though.
Something about each time I sleep w/o it I'm training my brain into "central sleep apnea" which is an instability of the body's feedback mechanisms that control respiration. So yeah, I'm too stupid to know when to breathe and if I don't have the mask on telling me when to breathe . . . it'm going to get stupider and deader.
Anyway, last night's sleep wasn't as good as before, but it's much better than it had been. No changes were prescribed and Dr. will see me again in 3 months. He said I only got 5 1/2 hours of good sleep the night before and I'm a little worried how great I'll feel if I actually end up getting 8 good hours of sleep on a nightly basis.