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Still struggling to get used to cpap. Have posted and received lots of help from many here. Is there one chin strap that may be better than another? Mine is respironics and is about 4 inches wide.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Henderson Mar 15, 2011.

cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
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I have had it several years and have continued to try and get used to it, but can't.  I think the inward pressure which makes me feel like I can't exhale is the problem.  I feel like I can't breathe…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by 99 Jan 5, 2014.

 

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99 replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"it has taken me six years to get comfortable with my s8 think of your driving licence as an incentive to persevers"
Jan 5, 2014
Mary Z replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"Sorry to hear you're still having trouble, Jim.  Good luck with your surgery consult."
Dec 21, 2013
Ginny Edmundson replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"The doctor said after three I might see a difference but since still using the damn CPAP how can one tell?  I have reduced my pressure from 9 down to 8 and AHI unchanged. After the last treatment (done about 4-6 weeks apart) I will have a sleep…"
Dec 20, 2013
jim flynn replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"Ginny does the surgery seem to help? Jim"
Dec 20, 2013
Ginny Edmundson replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"I know how you feel.  I am having the 3rd part of my surgical intervention in January for a total of 6 sessions.  Then will have repeat sleep study and if it works will have th procedure then yearly to keep tongue in place!"
Dec 20, 2013
jim flynn replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"Its been a couple of years since I been on this forum,still having problems with my machine getting use to it. I have lost 80lbs .Had a new sleep study last week my apeana got worst.I have appt jan 26 to the ears and throat guy talk about…"
Dec 20, 2013
Chris H replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"Hi Karl, I use the mirage quattro ff ,your activa  just covers your nose.I have found the adjustable foot to be stabilizing and helps with leaks arround the eyes. Depending on hydration and blood pressures how tight the mask fits.Ok…"
Apr 5, 2011
Karl Grissom replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"I am using a ResMed Mirage Activa LT.  I have a beard and I'm a side sleeper and it supposed to the best for that.  But it is not conducive to reading and watching TV, escpecialy if you wear glasses.  Insurance lets me replace…"
Apr 5, 2011
Chris H replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"Hi Katie,  People give up for many reasons. Their comorbities will do them in .I know of two people that had heart attacks and another that had a stroke in the last three months that for some reason or another put their machines in the closet.…"
Apr 4, 2011
Chris H replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"Hi Karl,  What ever you have to do to get used to the machine.... do. It is a process . If you put the machine on and read or listen to some calming music you give your brain a chance to realise that the machine is helpful. It will…"
Apr 4, 2011
Karl Grissom replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"Just start using the CPAP three days ago.  Allergies are real bad right now with tree pollen in the extreme.  This time of year I tend to sleep reclined on the couch and last night decided to do that with the CPAP machine.  I finally…"
Apr 4, 2011
Mary Callahan replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"Just depends if your soft palate is the problem. I have mild apnea and went to Dr. Stephen  Park, but he said my problem was not my soft palate. He wanted to do turbinate and deviated septum as well as take part of my tongue off. I had to beg…"
Apr 4, 2011
Katie Kovairk replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"I just discovered that about 50% of people with sleep apnea can't tolerate the CPAP mask and it sounds like that may be your case. The good thing though is that there's a relatively new procedure that can treat mild to moderate sleep…"
Apr 4, 2011
Ginny Edmundson replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"I understand how you feel.  But my machine has CFlex and it really helps when you exhale.  I think you need a more up to date machine.  Just MHO~"
Apr 2, 2011
Karl Grissom replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"You need to get a CPAP or APAP with exhale relief like C-Flex, where the presure drops upon exhale."
Apr 2, 2011
Tom Henderson replied to Glenn Watson's discussion chin straps
"I use the RipVW CPAP Chinstrap."
Mar 15, 2011

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CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
Fisher-Paykel
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
nasal

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At 9:51am on December 30, 2010, Mary Z said…
Glenn,  as a fellow forum member I would like to welcome you to SleepGuide.  I hope you enjoy the discussions.

I suggest you post your question as a new discussion.  You should get more feedback that way.

Mary Z.

At 10:35pm on December 29, 2010, sleepycarol said…

Welcome to the forum!!

 

We are glad you joined.  Here you will find information about sleep apnea, treatment options, and other sleep related disorders.

 

 
 
 

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