When I moved almost 2 years ago, I stopped using my cpap machine. There wasn't a reason, really, just a new place and new routines. After a year I knew I needed it and started to use it again but I needed a new mask, new tubing, etc. And going back to the lung specialist just to get new supplies was unacceptable to me, it's a racket. Come let me listen to your lungs and sign off on some new
I TOTALLY sleep better this way.
Not using the machine for the last 9 months or so, my ability to concentrate has deteriorated. Multi-tasking is next to impossible and during the weekend all I want to do is sleep. Getting nothing done around my house has become the norm and I am desperate for a long and restful sleep.
Finally I decided to contact the cpap company - they had me on record as a customer (through the lung specialist) and after checking with my insurance said I qualified for all new stuff! Well yeah! I have never gotten new supplies since getting the thing about 3 years ago! And I didn't have to go to the doctor.
I imagine this avenue was available to me all along, and I just didn't know it. But honestly at this point - I'm not looking back at what I didn't do or should have done - I am just thinking about sleeping.
Seriously, I am giddy thinking about it! Like the dying man crawling across the sand in the desert toward the oasis - all he can think about is that water. All I can think about is a good night's sleep.