Patients Sleep apnea
Posted on 10/13/20 7:53 PM
@Niecy69 Let me know if it works for you! Fingers crossed. . . .
Posted on 10/26/20 7:07 PM
Bettyb...My first post. I have started taping my mouth and now they have come out with plastic strips over the mouth only. I will let you know how they work after I used them and I need to find my intro page
Posted on 11/15/20 11:21 PM
Living with sleep apnea may be a challenge however, being diagnosed had changed my life. I wake up most mornings with a clear head. The snoring that once woke me up I no longer have. No matter when I go to sleep whether it be a nap or for the night I always use my cpap machine.
Posted on 11/16/20 5:21 PM
@denise3857 So happy for you, Denise! Nice to hear such a positive review for a CPAP!
Posted on 12/27/20 10:47 PM
I was diagnosed with sleep apnea for 4 yrs . Sleep great. Before that I snored horribly, woke up 8-10 times a night using the bathroom . I would fall asleep standing up in meetings my co workers use to shove me and say wake up. Fell asleep at the wheel while driving . Love the machine and use it. Only thing I make it too tight where nose hurts . I have to use a chinstrap to keep mouth closed . The nose pillars are great for me the mouth one I felt I could not toss and turn
Posted on 12/31/20 6:51 AM
I was diagnosed about 4 years ago - I snored horribly and did not feel rested. My Sleep Dr said my tests showed I stopped breathing for as long as 30 seconds. So his message - "You can die from this". Not wanting to go at 69 I got a dream station. After trial and error I settled on the DreamWear mask. It works great. I also purchased a So Clean 2 to keep my equipment clean. Since all my supplies are covered by medicare - I don't really have to buy any replacement supplies. I also purchased a ResMed Airstart10 for when we travel.
The So Clean2 is a lot easier than having to wash your equipment all the time. The DreamWear mask works great because it fits under your nose and does not press on it.
Posted on 12/31/20 6:56 AM
@Cheychey My Wife had severe sinus problems - then had the surgery - She was much better after. The downside - make sure you have good medical insurance - although she had medicare + a supplemental - She did not pay a dime - The bill was $30,000 +
Posted on 12/31/20 6:58 AM
@Louisa Try a DreamWear mask as it fits under your nose rather then pressing on it.
Posted on 12/31/20 7:00 AM
@Davidfprice - Just use the stop button while you go to the bathroom - otherwise if you let your machine run by itself- The machine will indicate that you have a leak - and your Dr may adjust your pressure upwards.
Posted on 12/31/20 7:04 AM
@DEACONJONES I'm sure you all remember Carrie Fisher ( Star Wars) - she died from sleep apnea + other problems. But Sleep apnea was part of her death. You could have a stroke or heart attack - The CPAP machine may take a week or two to get used to - but once you have it you won't sleep without it.