Sleep Apnea

Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:10 pm

WNY wrote:I snore horribly and drives the wife crazy. I (or her) end up sleeping in the spare bedroom more often than not, just to get a good nights sleep.


My wife sleeps with ear plugs!! Works great!! :lol:
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Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:15 pm

There is also a procedure that puts about 3 small plastic staples in the roof of your mouth and you need nothing else. Some people are better candidates for this, your mileage may vary.
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Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:21 pm

I never expected so many replies on this topic. I'm amazed. Very interesting.

I'm just annoyed that I have the mask and tubing but no machine. Wait, there is the air compressor...I can run the hose in through the window and leave it outside...hmmmmm.

One bit of advise, don't feed the dog anything bad and let it sleep on the floor near the machine.........it concentrates the results and guess where it goes ??



Good advice. Havik has been having quite a problem with that lately, could knock a buzzard off of a *censored* wagon.
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Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:40 pm

coaledsweat wrote:There is also a procedure that puts about 3 small plastic staples in the roof of your mouth and you need nothing else. Some people are better candidates for this, your mileage may vary.


The success rate on that surgery is actually pretty low. Common problems are the pins sliding out of the incisions as well as infection.
Most of the surgical solutions have poor success rates.
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Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: hugg On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:43 pm

I have it. Just turned 36. I have a thick neck, well thats what the doc says.
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Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:47 pm

Be sure to ask them for an Auto or APAP machine with a heated humidifier. Respironics M series is one of the most popular. The medical goods vendor is going to overcharge your insurance company by at least 150% (no, I'm not joking) so demand the machine you want. DO NOT SETTLE FOR A CRAPPY MACHINE.

Wood'nCoal wrote:I never expected so many replies on this topic. I'm amazed. Very interesting.

I'm just annoyed that I have the mask and tubing but no machine. Wait, there is the air compressor...I can run the hose in through the window and leave it outside...hmmmmm.

One bit of advise, don't feed the dog anything bad and let it sleep on the floor near the machine.........it concentrates the results and guess where it goes ??



Good advice. Havik has been having quite a problem with that lately, could knock a buzzard off of a *censored* wagon.
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Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: Kenbod On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:53 pm

AV8R's note is great: he hits on many of the associated conditions and the benefits of treatment.

Though most people with sleep apnea have a mixed obstructive and central component, almost 90% of patients can significantly benefit from a 10% weight loss. Easier said than done. But as with diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, and joint disease, the response can be impressive.
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Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:00 pm

Kenbod wrote:AV8R's note is great: he hits on many of the associated conditions and the benefits of treatment.

Though most people with sleep apnea have a mixed obstructive and central component, almost 90% of patients can significantly benefit from a 10% weight loss. Easier said than done. But as with diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, and joint disease, the response can be impressive.


I lost 40 pounds 2 years ago after starting treatment. It took a lot more than just watching what I ate, but CPAP gave me the energy to go out and ride my bicycle several hundred miles a month and swim during lunch 3 times a week. I was disappointed that my treatment pressure did not change, but didn't really worry about it much. I sleep so well now, dream when I hadn't in 20 years and feel so much better in general that I won't sleep without my machine.
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Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:01 pm

What's it like not to be tired and sleepy all the time???
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Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: gambler On: Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:05 am

My wife has a CPAP machine and she used it for about a year and gave up on it. The mask would never stay fitted to her face during the night. She would wake up with the mask on her neck or on her forehead.
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Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:04 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:What's it like not to be tired and sleepy all the time???


Want to find out? Rent you one of mine for two buckets of UAE nut :lol: :) av8r has summed it up well. I've been using CPAP for nearly 7 years. Use to wake up with a raging headache and seriously binged-out-all-night-4-in-a-row red eyes and no experiences to make it worth it ;) O2 deprivation will do it! I don't get sick as much and when I get a cold, it's gone quickly. I don't know if it's the HEPA filtered and humidified air or if I'm healthier from the high quality sleep. Take it from a fellow hose-head, it's seriously worth it.
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Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:36 am

I have hypopnea, a lesser form of apnea. I use a cpap and have for about three years. I am well rested and far less cranky than I was before. It takes several months for your sleep to "catch up" and overcome your chronic fatigue. I don't even take a nap without it.

I recommend to all those getting a cpap machine to try the "nasal pillows" first. This is the preferred device for most veteran cpap users. It is far less to wear and more comfortable in my opinion. My wife finds it quieter, too. It is especially good if you are a side sleeper because, unlike the mask, it cannot break the mask's seal on your face at the cheek when resting your cheek on the bed pillow.

I started my cpap initially with a mask. It constantly gapped from my face. I woke up sometimes with a freezing cold nose from the air rushing by, not to mention that I wasn't getting all the intended benefit of the cpap! I was so irritated that I gave up on the cpap. I didn't know about the "nasal pillows" and I didn't think I needed cpap anyway. I returned quickly to a state of fatigue and crankiness, only worse. It was only then I noticed the positive difference in my health, asked more questions, and begged to get the machine back!

To all new users of cpap: Nasal pillows and be patient with it. If you need it, you need it! It will make a difference in your life.
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Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:34 am

Take it from a fellow hose-head, it's seriously worth it.


Hose-head, I like that!

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Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: av8r On: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:05 am

gambler wrote:My wife has a CPAP machine and she used it for about a year and gave up on it. The mask would never stay fitted to her face during the night. She would wake up with the mask on her neck or on her forehead.


Most common people stop using CPAP is due to the mask. Many medical goods vendors will work with the patient allowing them to try several masks until they find one that works for them. CPAPTALK.COM has many members that have loaner masks to allow others to try till they find the one for them.

The nasal pillows type like the Swift, Swift II and Swift LT are about the easiest to get used to. My dad started treatment a month ago and by starting with the Swift II, he was comfortable in just a few days.

Ask her to visit her doctor. OSA will kill her.
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Re: Sleep Apnea

PostBy: kozel On: Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:14 pm

Sleeping and gasping for air, I thought I had it till I woke up and found my wife standing over me with a pillow.
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