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... recovering and have yet to see if tonsil removal was the answer. I guess my question is, is what if my tonsillectomy was not the solution and I must resort to a CPAP machine? ... (1 replies)
... I don't know about your other symptoms, but for me these things are definitely CPAP related. ... (4 replies)
More tired on CPAP
Jun 28, 2004
... May need a chin strap to keep your mouth closed while you are sleeping. If your mouth is open, the CPAP air is escaping from your mouth and not opening your airway. Contact your local DME company for this one as well. ... (2 replies)

... I have been on cpap for getting close to 2 months now. I have more energy during the day, which is good. ... (2 replies)
... I have been on a CPAP machine for about a month and a half now. ... (4 replies)
... You could call the clinic and explain your situation. Maybe they will tell you how to do it over the phone. ... (7 replies)
... he nightly data that is recorded is your use, which is important in allowing your doctor to see if you are compliant and logging enough hours every night for the cpap to be effective. ... (19 replies)
... and he discussed the results. I was told that I have partial sleep apnea which can be treated with a CPAP and that I have REM Behavior Disorder. I had heard of sleep apnea as my father has it. ... (2 replies)
... use I feel like it would go away if I just lost weight. I never used to snore when I was thinner. For some reason I have this huge mental opposition to using a CPAP machine that I cannot even explain. It feels like giving up on the idea of weight loss, even though that makes no sense. I am just stubborn, I guess. ... (4 replies)
Sleep Apnea
May 11, 2008
... to my surprise he was not knowlegeable in the technical side of cpap equiment and did not explain how this might be different. At that time I was so tired of cpap that decided to take a break , and never came back. ... (15 replies)
... Yes, your information helps alot thank you very much mkgbrook. My boys are 5 and 10, so I need to have them checked out for sleep apnea? I wish my doctor told me this. I do check on them when they sleep to make sure they are breathing. They seem to be breathing ok and they don't snore, but I am going to ask my doctor about getting them checked out. I didn't know that... (5 replies)
... I was and am still this way. I have severe sleep apnea. It has always been hard for me to get to sleep and then I couldn't stay asleep. The CPAP has helped and it is becoming easier as I become more and more comfortable with it. ... (5 replies)
Tired Constantly
May 8, 2007
... I used a CPAP unit for about 4 months and did not improve at all, even though data downloaded from the CPAP suggested that it was correcting the apneas. In fact, having to use the CPAP made my sleep more difficult. ... (10 replies)
... Wow, I'm surprised you are still uncomfortable with the mask after 5 years. I have had mine for about two, and half the time I forget it's on. Have you tried one of the smaller masks? Like a nasal pillow? There is another one that I think is called Visex that is designed so that you can read while wearing it. Maybe having less plastic on your face would help? As for... (3 replies)
... I am new to the world of sleep disorders. I did an overnight sleep study last week. My primary doc says that the sleep doctor says I need to be fitted for a CPAP machine, but no one has gone over specific details of my testing. ... (3 replies)
Sleep Apnea
Sep 27, 2011
... I am a 29 year old female with complex sleep apnea so I know exactly how you are feeling right now. Essentially, what is happening is since you're not using the CPAP now, you're accumulating more and more of a sleep debt. As you get older, it will continue to accumulate so you'll just feel more tired. ... (1 replies)
... @writecleft. Hugs and kisses for your encouraging and kind words! I just got back from an AWAKE meeting @Sequoia Hospital (my 2nd month since I got diagnosed). I will try to attend 2 other nearby hospital's AWAKE meetings. (UCSF & Stanford). If anyone has/is attending meetings here in the Bay Area, pls let me know! Once i start up work again, I'll have a split schedule,... (19 replies)
Sleep Apnea
May 12, 2008
... strengthen, thus decreasing asthma symptoms...this seems to be the theory they are using to explain the improvements experienced by didgeridooists! Makes sense to me. ... (15 replies)
... As a sleep apnea patient for about 5 years I can give a little insite. I first started on CPAP and recently went to BiPAP about a year ago. The 'choking' feeling your dad has is normal at first. ... (2 replies)
... pap...I was just diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and got a CPAP machine. The first night it didn't bother me but the second night I wanted to rip it off my face. I guess I didn't investigate different machines enough. ... (7 replies)




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