Monday, August 15, 2016

Sleep Apnea:

Are you tired when you get up in the morning? Maybe you are not getting the right amount of oxygen as you sleep. My hubby recently was sent a sleep apnea tester. He had to hook up to this machine for three consecutive nights. If the light on the machine stayed green, it means he passed that nights test. When the machine came, it all was packaged in separate little compartments that you had to connect together.

Each cord goes to certain places on your body and the whole thing then connects to a square box on your wrist on one end and the tester box on the other. here he is hooked up and ready to start the machine:

I hope you can see on the machine where they check the three connections out before it starts. One is for the oxygen tube running to your nose, the second is a tube running around your chest and the third is for your pulse on your finger. Once everything checks out, you push the start button. The machine will tell you it is on and the last thing it says to you is "Good night." 
When you wake up the next morning you shut it off and unhook yourself.

The machine has to go back within 15 days of getting it or else you are charged $1500.00. Needless to say, I shipped it back this morning.

Now we wait for it to be analyzed and the doctors report.


  1. That is kind of neat with this technology. It beats going to a sleep lab and trying to get a good night's sleep. Hope the results are good ones for your husband.


    1. I know he has sleep apnea and if they hadn't had an in home test he would never have had it done. I have been trying for years. Thank you kindly for your comment.

  2. Thea,

    It'll be interesting to see what the results are. It is pretty clever to have a machine you can use at home. I'm sure many people wouldn't go to the sleep labs.



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