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I recently had to take a at home sleep test to renew my med

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I recently had to take a at home sleep test to renew my med card now I'm not a commercial driver but because I drive a commercial trk I had to take it my results are mild sleep apnea 0 apnea events just want to know if I take these results in to the D.O.T. Doc will I have to use a cpap machine ? Life changer for sure
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.


This is Dr. Bonilla, experienced in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care.

I understand your concerns. A diagnosis of mild sleep apnea and 0 apnea events mean that you will be offer the machine if the symptoms are severe. You won't be forced to use the machine at least you have severe sleep apnea and you have drowsiness during your working hours. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.


Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


No, with zero episodes you will not have to use a CPAP machine.

Your results should be reviewed by a sleep specialist.

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