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    RickChoui posted:
    My dad has sleep apnea. Had asleep study done and was needed a cpap machine. I have all the symptoms of sleeep apnea too. But I can't afford insurance to have an expensive study done and the cost of the machine. My dad got a new machine. I asked if I could use his old one. He said no. It has to be set for me and a sleep study has to be done and blah blah blah.. Is he being being unreasonable? Would it cause me any harm if I used it even though it is set for him? Or maybe he'd rather me die in my sleep. please help.
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    jokruk responded:
    You should really check out purchasing a CPAP machine online, though some are expensive, you can still find great deals out there for people without insurance. I recommend 1800cpap.com. You can call them to get a better price if you explain the situation. hope it helpshttp://1800cpap.com/index.aspx
     
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    Elisa_Rocks responded:
    No, your dad is not being unreasonable. CPAP machine settings are set based on the individual. And from my understanding if the air pressure is too high then it can cause harm (well that's what my sleep specialist told me).
     
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    GiGiTopCat responded:
    Hey RickChoui, There are alternatives to the CPAP machine - a dental appliance can be used which is much less invasive. I believe you need a prescription to get this device made for you. However, I have seen a TV commercial for an over-the-counter type device but who knows how effective this might be.


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