Patients Sleep apnea
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Posted on 11/1/20 9:27 PM
Has anyone here used Bongo?
Beginning of the discussion - 11/2/20Have you tried the Bongo Rx EPAP device for obstructive sleep apnea? https://www.carenity.us/forum/sleep-apnea/symptoms-and-complications-of-osteoarthritis/bongo-2711
Posted on 11/2/20 9:42 PM
@Helapaxt Hello Helapaxt, thank you for opening this discussion. Let me tag some other members who may be able to share their experiences with the device!
Hi everyone, how are you doing? Have you heard of or used the Bongo Rx EPAP device for obstructive sleep apnea? If so, what do you think of it? Has it worked for you? If not, is it something that you'd be interested in trying?
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Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences here!
Posted on 5/15/21 6:17 PM
I recently was prescribed the use of a small nasal device for sleep apnea. It comes with no mask, no machine, no tubes whatsoever. It has 2 soft "prongs" (very similar to nasal pillows) that fit just inside the nose. When you exhale, you get the same effect as if you were breathing in a mask or through nasal pillows using the machine.
I'd given up on treating my apnea after trying every mask out there and failing to adjust to any of them. Then, along came BongoRX. So far it's working great. I adjusted to it the first night. After using it for a couple of months, I'll get re-tested and see how effective it is. The company website says it's designed to treat mild and moderate apnea, not severe.
You need a prescription for this device and unfortunately, insurance doesn't cover it. It's not cheep, around $200.00 if you buy it on the company website, but I got it for $159.00 on the CPAP site. It's been worth every penny.
Posted on 5/17/21 10:40 PM
@helsal Hello helsal, thank you for sharing the update! I've moved it to this older discussion on the Bongo device for more visibility. That's great to hear that it's working well for you! Feel free to come back after your test and let us know about the results!
Posted on 5/18/21 5:25 PM
Thank you for this info. I hope that Bongo continues to work for you.
Posted on 5/24/21 7:34 PM
I've posted about this nasal device before (no mask needed), but maybe it's too new for many people to have discovered it. I'm having trouble keeping it inside my nose and wonder if I need to go to the next size up.
Posted on 6/1/21 11:32 PM
@helsal I haven't heard of this one, sorry. How does it work exactly?
Posted on 6/2/21 4:30 AM
@sleepy It's a very small device with 2 air vents that fit just inside the nose. No masks or hoses. You inhale normally, and on the exhale, there's pressure that opens the airway and keeps it from collapsing. The airway stays open till the next inhalation.