Meet My Special Guest This Week!


Hey, sleep warriors.

Kimberly MD here, and I have a very, very special guest this week. I am introducing you to my mom, Gloria, who is one of my favorite CPAPs sleep apnea patients.

So today, I'm just going to ask her a couple of questions since I'm here visiting. And I want you, mom, Gloria, to tell everybody out there what made you want to get tested for sleep apnea in the first place.

Well, I didn't really want to, but one of my daughters insisted that I snored and I didn't think so.

But then what did you find out with the sleep study?

I found out that I was gasping for breath 25 times per hour. Wow. So that's moderate sleep apnea. And so, fortunately, after a few weeks, we got Gloria on a CPAP machine, and that was about ten to fifteen years ago now.

And so what sort of things have improved in your life? Or what do you notice that might be better now that you've treated your sleep apnea?

I definitely sleep much better without waking and gasping for breath or gasping and waking.

How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? I don't want to get out of bed. So maybe treating your sleep apnea doesn't get rid of all of your symptoms.

You still need to be sure that you're getting enough hours of sleep at night. But this is a perfect example of how even though you think that you may not have sleep apnea, or if someone out there is just telling you that you snore, there is a chance that you may.

And once you get it treated, then you would have the opportunity to actually sleep more soundly.

If you had to give any advice to people out there that were thinking about maybe getting tested for sleep apnea, what would you tell them? I would say, do it. You've got nothing to lose, so why not?

There you have it, friends, thanks for being here this week.

Join us, we're hopefully in a future week sleep bite. I'll have my mom on again. Bye.

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