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  1. driedblood is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/19/2009 3:51pm


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I've been on a CPAP machine for the last year now. It initially took a while to get used to sleeping with the mask on--the biggest issue I had was with the tugging sensation of the tubing that would drag my face to the left, since the machine was on the nightstand next to my bed. I have since installed a small shelf over my bed so the 'tugging' sensation hasn't been that bad. Only problem with this --I've had one occasion where the tube got wrapped around my arm and I pulled the machine down on my head. *Ouch*.

    Only other weird occurance I once dreamed I was being attacked and I grabbed the CPAP machine to bring it down on there head. I awoke sitting up in my bed, holding the CPAP machine, wondering WTF was going on.

    But otherwise, very restful sleep... Of course, I pretty much sleep like a log once my head hits the pillow, so YMMV.

    - Driedblood
  2. Neo Sigma is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/19/2009 4:05pm


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    My dad has fairly serious sleep apnea, and he was prescribed the CPAP after surgery failed to do anything. He says the difference it makes it unbelievable, and it helps my mom too, since she doesn't have to listen to him snoring like a lawn mower with a tennis ball in the rotors.
  3. DarkPhoenix is offline
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    Posted On:
    6/23/2009 9:02am

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    My friends described to me the sounds that would emanate from my sleeping bag when we were out in the field. One stated that it sounded like two angry badgers trying to rape one another. That was something that made me want to get it fixed.
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    ... Ohhhhhhhh, I'm going to make hate to you so hard that your kinfolk back in Africa will feel it.l
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  4. Cayvmann is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/24/2009 7:42am


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    Alright, I've made two consecutive full nights with the cpap. I'm using the nose plug version, which has less stuff on my face, but my breathing specialist wants me to try to acclimate to the face mask version. I haven't made more than about an hour and a half with it, and have never fallen asleep with it on..... Darn my claustrophobia
  5. Della is offline

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    6/24/2009 7:45am

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    Hey, I used to sell CPAP equipment years ago. Have you tried the Gel masks? Patients always seemed to like them better. Are you suffering a dry mouth? Humidifiers are the way to go.
  6. Travtex is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/25/2009 12:20am

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    You talking about the nasal pillows? There are also nasal-only masks for a middle ground. Did your doc say why they were leaning toward the full-face mask? In my experience, so long as a good seal is made and proper pressures are maintained it shouldn't matter. (I'm a respiratory therapist, though I don't work with adult stuff very often anymore.)
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    Posted On:
    6/25/2009 8:40am

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travtex View Post
    You talking about the nasal pillows? There are also nasal-only masks for a middle ground. Did your doc say why they were leaning toward the full-face mask? In my experience, so long as a good seal is made and proper pressures are maintained it shouldn't matter. (I'm a respiratory therapist, though I don't work with adult stuff very often anymore.)
    Generally mouth breathers have to go on full face masks as the positive pressure escapes through their mouth instead of being forced down the trachea.
  8. Cayvmann is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/26/2009 9:54am


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    You calling me a mouth breather??? jk

    Yeah the nasal pillows. They seem to work, but the therapist thinks in the long run, I'll be better off with the mask ( a nose mask, not full face mask, by the way ). She says the seal would be better. My problem with the nose mask is that the device covers most of my face, and has more straps than the nose pillow version.

    Also I have the humidifier unit. Wouldn't think of not using it, as my house is too dry.
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