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Sorry about the delay getting back to you all, things have been hectic at work.
I saw the sleep doctor, and he confirmed the apnea. He said he'd seen worse, but I am experiencing around 40 micro arousals per hour. His records say I slept for around 240 minutes, I think that's a optimistic number. During that sleep, I got no deep sleep and no REM, so that should explain why I'm always tired. I'm sure I get a little more sleep at home, where I can relax, but the study indicate whatever sleep I might get, it ain't high quality.
I go back for a CPAP titration on the 16th of December. I wish they would just tell me to get the thing so I could start getting this rest everyone always raves about, but I understand they need to get the settings right. Its just so frustrating to be so close, but to have to wait a month because of scheduling and appointments. By the time they read the results, which takes two weeks, and I get back into the doctors office, I expect it to be middle of January. Gah!
Thanks for all the good info, I feel somewhat better about the prospects, I just wish I didn't have to wait so long to do something about it.
Until then, I'll keep exercising when I have the energy and, more often, when I don't.