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#1 BFB

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 09:11 AM

Until I forgot it at the up north house and went without it for a week. Holt sleep like shit Batman! I didn't know how much difference it really made. Shit, I'm even down 20# from when I got it.
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 09:23 AM

Damn, you lost weight using Cpap... wish it affected me that way..... congrats!
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#3 VolFan

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 09:24 AM

I'm struggling with mine, had it since last October. I started with the nasal cushion but I like to sleep on my side too much. The pillow would often push on it enough that it would lose the seal then start blowing excessive air. 

 

I recently swapped over to the nasal pillows but I'm not having much luck with them either. They make my nostrils sore. 

 

If there was something I could do to correct my apnea I would, but the Dr. says my tongue is too large for my mouth and that when I go into REM sleep it relaxes and then starts blocking my airway. She mentioned I could get it shaved down to be smaller but that it's painful as hell. :(


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 09:39 AM

I'm struggling with mine, had it since last October. I started with the nasal cushion but I like to sleep on my side too much. The pillow would often push on it enough that it would lose the seal then start blowing excessive air.

I recently swapped over to the nasal pillows but I'm not having much luck with them either. They make my nostrils sore.

If there was something I could do to correct my apnea I would, but the Dr. says my tongue is too large for my mouth and that when I go into REM sleep it relaxes and then starts blocking my airway. She mentioned I could get it shaved down to be smaller but that it's painful as hell. :(


Are you heavy? I lost 50# and no longer need the cpap. My tongue does/did the same thing.
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#5 VolFan

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:23 AM

Not too bad, it wouldn’t hurt me to lose 20 lbs. I do understand about the weight causing issues with apnea.
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:26 AM

I feel like I'd have such a hard time with a cpap. I sleep on my side and I switch sides a lot. I would end up tangled in tubing!
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 12:14 PM

I can't even nap without the cpap. Breathing stops and I start awake every time.

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 12:18 PM

Not too bad, it wouldn’t hurt me to lose 20 lbs. I do understand about the weight causing issues with apnea.


Even 10# can make a big difference. For me: 200#, I snore and apnea starts to increase. 190#, almost no snoring and minimal/no apnea.
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 01:50 PM

Even 10# can make a big difference. For me: 200#, I snore and apnea starts to increase. 190#, almost no snoring and minimal/no apnea.


Thanks, I’ll keep that in mind. Congrats on your weight loss.
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 07:46 PM

I could never make the CPAP work

I went the dental appliance route instead. Works great. No more snoring. Apnea greatly reduced
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 07:58 PM

I love my machine, now if I go camping I need a spot with an electric hookup
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#12 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 05:13 AM

BTW, the nasal cushion takes about a week or ten days to stop bothering your nose, then it's smooth sailing.



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 05:22 AM

I have the full mask.. can’t do the nose thingies... they’re annoying
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Posted 15 July 2019 - 05:48 AM

BTW, the nasal cushion takes about a week or ten days to stop bothering your nose, then it's smooth sailing.


You mean pillows? The ones that just fit under your nostrils? I’ll admit last night my nostrils wasn’t as bothered with pillows as they have been.

What my Dr calls the cushion is what covers your entire nose.
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#15 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 05:50 AM

You mean pillows? The ones that just fit under your nostrils? I’ll admit last night my nostrils wasn’t as bothered with pillows as they have been.

What my Dr calls the cushion is what covers your entire nose.

Yeah, pillows.



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 05:55 AM

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