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Insurance changes -- No longer covering UARS
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The last time I called to get CPAP supplies (new nasal pillows, etc), I was told my insurance (an Aetna-run plan) no longer covers my CPAP because I am diagnosed with UARS and my AHI is too low for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by 99 May 23, 2010.

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My Interest in Sleep Apnea
I have Sleep Apnea
Treatment Being Used, if any
Auto-Adjusting CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
GoodKnight 418p
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
Adam circuit w/ handmade headgear.

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I'm a homeschool mom from northern Virginia with degrees in math & computer science.

I've went on cpap in September 1997 and then shifted to an auto-adjusting cpap a couple years later as the cpap was not adequate. Unfortunately, even the auto-adjusting cpap was not adequate either, and while sleeping without it is a disaster, I remain tired. I am looking for a new auto-adjusting cpap that will hopefully be smart enough to at least see more of the sleep breathing problems I have.

I am grateful to be a Christian because it helps to know that God loves me, even when I don't seem able to keep up with what I want and need to do. My favorite verse is :
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
- Philippians 4:6-7
It helps me to know that God cares and wants me to talk to Him about everything, including my cpap frustrations -- and the frustrations of still being tired. It also means that peace is a gift, not something I need to work up.

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At 9:42am on January 27, 2012, Mary Z said…

We should suggest that to the manufacturers- an "I need more air" button. Glad to be friends.  Thanks

Mary Z.

At 8:38am on January 26, 2012, Mary Z said…

liz4cps,  I saw your comment about not getting enough air.  If you would post it as a discussion perhaps we can give you some ideas.  We would need to know your pressure.  If you are on an APAP perhaps your lower number needs to be raised a bit.

Mary Z.

PS: Or I could cut and paste it as a discussion for you.


At 2:05pm on February 19, 2011, Deborah Williams said…

I now have also Central Sleep Apnea..but Dr says that my BIPAP

is working for me just fine..trouble is i don't really sleep for long & takes me ages to actually fall i hope he's right..which i'm sure he is as i think my Sleep Tech would have something to

but i guess i'm still your well..

At 6:44pm on November 15, 2010, Jan Weiner said…
Thanks ! Looking forward to learning from this site.
At 5:05pm on January 22, 2010, 99 said…
hi liz a double welcome not only for sleepguide but also your prince william county AWAKE foundation group
At 1:39am on January 22, 2010, Mike said…
how about this for your Prince William County AWAKE Group Picture?

At 9:54pm on September 6, 2009, sleepycarol said…

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