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Sleep Apnea


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Ricky,,, Ihave the Same thing Wife states I stop Breathing Quite a few times , During My 3 Hours a night If that .... Patrick

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I use a CPAP and it has helped me a lot.

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I too have sleep apnea. I've been told it is a rather common condition among overweight veterans. The CPAP machine is the most common treatment mode used by the VA. I personally could not use this because I am a restless sleeper and the air passage "mask" keeps coming off during the night... so I chose to live without it. That is probably not a good choice considering all the risks involved... but who knows??

I've seen a post or two where vets were able to get this service connected but I think they proved it was related to other SC ailments.

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I too have sleep apnea. I've been told it is a rather common condition among overweight veterans. The CPAP machine is the most common treatment mode used by the VA. I personally could not use this because I am a restless sleeper and the air passage "mask" keeps coming off during the night... so I chose to live without it. That is probably not a good choice considering all the risks involved... but who knows??

I've seen a post or two where vets were able to get this service connected but I think they proved it was related to other SC ailments.

Erich - check out my posts from earlier this year on SA and how I got it SC even though it was diagnosed AFTER I retired.

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I HAD A SLEEP APNEA DONE FOR THE SECOND TIME ON NOV 4, THIS TIME THEY ALLOWED ME TO USE THE CPAP. IS THERE ANY IDEA THEY WILL ISSUE ME ONE. I SLEPT A WHOLE LOT BETTER WHEN I WORE THE CPAP, AND THAT'S ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THE EXAMINER ASK ME ( HOW DID I SLEEP WITH CPAP). I'M JUST WAITING FOR THE DR. TO READ THE NOTES FROM THE EXAMINER. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THEM TO CONTACT YOU?

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I think that they issue the CPAP if you need it in their opinion. If you have any other insurance it will pay most of cost. I had a medicare CPAP for 2 years before the VA coughed up. I had to pay 19 bucks a month and for the masks and filters had a copay and finally I asked VA to do it. I took the overnight and they issued me a CPAP before I went home. Had to take it twice though

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