Angie- During my first sleep study, they found that I stopped breathing 96 times an hour, so I know how grateful you are for your machine.....I was, too. Good luck with your journey and I hope to see that you get rid of yours soon, too!
No, I didn't have another sleep study. I have a titrating BIPAP machine and my pressures were at the lowest possible setting, and I was waking up all night long being bothered by my mask. Typically, I slept really well and didn't notice my mask at all, so that was odd. I called my doc and he said to try sleeping without it for a few nights and see how I felt, and I did and felt much, much more rested. Then, he ordered an overnight pulse ox study. I wore a pulse ox monitor while I slept without the machine and he got the readings yesterday....I never desaturated below 90%!
He did say that this is not proof that I no longer have sleep apnea....only a sleep study can say that for sure. However, it is extrememly rare for anyone to have sleep apnea and not desaturate. So, combined with how I am feeling and the low pressures on my machine, he feels comfortable letting me stop. Also, I was just diagnosed a little over a year ago, after getting to my highest weight. I think that the weight loss, in my case, reversed the apnea.
Thanks again for celebrating with me!
HW 320/SW 280/CW 149.5 /GW 145