May 14, 2010

Sleep Apnea?

Do any of you have sleep apnea?

I had a sleep study done last week, because I'm having trouble sleeping, and I'm waking up a lot, I'm feeling tired all the I went to the doctor yesterday for the results, and he said I have mild sleep apnea.

He said that there are two options, cpap machine, or Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) surgery which is a procedure that removes excess tissue in the throat to make the airway wider. As in removing parts of the soft palate, removal of tonsils and removal of the uvula (The soft fingerlike tissue that hangs down from the back of the roof of the mouth into the throat)
He also said "I will warn you, this is a very painful procedure and recovery"
So, I think I'm gonna try the cpap machine for now and see how that goes.. that surgery just scares me!
The doctor did say that if I had this surgery done, it would get rid of the sleep apena, I've done some searching and I've read horrors!