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I believe I have found a cure that only take five days which I am trialing now It has many benificial side effects as well by reducing snoring to name onePM ME as I do not want mainstream media to find out and have it banned as I fear that is how it will goWill try again after a little breakIn addition will increase omega 3And thirdly a chiropractic to realign atlas bone in spine is just a passing thought See More
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In recent months, I have developed extreme dry mouth as a result of the CPAP.  I am a mouth breather when using CPAP.Recently, I saw an advertisement for the symptoms of dry mouth, but as usual, when I need the information to have a discussion with both my primary care  physician and my dentist I haven't seen the ad. Has anyone else seen the ad and can anyone remember the info in the ad?Thanks in advance,DanSee More
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What besides Sleep Apnea is the "Industry" interested in?
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I've had 6 sleep studies done over the years, hoping for a solution to my chronic insomnia. That problem has never been addressed. The interest was solely whether or not I have Apnea. I always…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris H Jan 24, 2011.

 

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"The only way I slept at the sleep study was drinking some beer and going very tired - not sleeping more than a few hours the night before. I woke up at 3:30 and didn't want to put the mask back on and then drank another beer and didn't…"
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"I have had a hard time getting used to my mask and the air leakage. I also have trouble with it leaking especially because it's set at 17.  During my sleep study, I stopped breathing for 71 seconds. I have Severe Sleep…"
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" JNK referenced Dr Marta Maczaj  I saw her speek at an AWAKE meeting on saturday. Her phone number is 631 474-6277 I would see if you could have a phone confrence possibly send your records . She ,of anybody on the planet that can…"
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What besides Sleep Apnea is the "Industry" interested in?

I've had 6 sleep studies done over the years, hoping for a solution to my chronic insomnia. That problem has never been addressed. The interest was solely whether or not I have Apnea. I always wondered how valid the testing was, given that I often don't sleep, in or out of the lab. Yet I've been diagnosed and am attempting to use the recommended apparatus. My insomnia is just as bad as ever. Incidentally, I sleep alone and no one has ever told me I whether I snore.
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"Yes, I do sleep on my side, either one. Have never been able to sleep on my back, so wonder why they insist these days that babies must. My kids were raised on their stomachs. I keep getting different information on atrial fib. Keep hearing…"
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"if  cpap will control atrial fibrillation surely it is worth the benefit also most apneans sleep on thier side"
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If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
I use night time oxygen and the doctors want me to use c-pap, too. I've been fighting it because I don't believe I have apnea. I'm a chronic insomniac and had 6 sleep studies over a period of years during which I slept a total of 3 hours. Now I have atrial fibrillations my docs say that using c-pap with oxygen will control(?) that. I don't believe it. The apparatus scares the heck out of me and I am a side-sleeper. Any side-sleeper comments?
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
Not yet, I'm still trying to get my nerve up. They fitted me wth on ethat c0vers nose and mouth and I'm afraid of the darn thing.

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At 9:09am on February 6, 2011, Donna Medin said…
The only way I slept at the sleep study was drinking some beer and going very tired - not sleeping more than a few hours the night before. I woke up at 3:30 and didn't want to put the mask back on and then drank another beer and didn't wake up until 7:30 at which time they told me my setting was at 17.  I think it was higher than normal because they had me sleeping on my back and that's not normal for me.
At 9:22pm on February 5, 2011, 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.

If you are fairly new to the world of sleep apnea, please check out the FAQ tab and under the Groups tab, the new users group and the collective wisdom section.   You may find those of particular importance in learning the language often used on the forum, solutions to common issues patients may have, and other information you may find useful.

If you have been around the world of sleep apnea for a while, we hope you still find the site informative and of interest.

Please feel free to share your thoughts, ideas, comments, questions, etc.

Again, Welcome to the forum!!

At 10:58am on February 3, 2011, Donna Medin said…

I have had a hard time getting used to my mask and the air leakage. I also have trouble with it leaking especially because it's set at 17.  During my sleep study, I stopped breathing for 71 seconds. I have Severe Sleep Apnea. I had an average of 40 sleep apneas an hour.  I've been having insomnia, too.  I take sleeping meds to help me.  They recommend sleeping on your side if you don't use the CPAP machine.  They have you sleep on your back during the Sleep Study.  I went there very tired and brought some beer (approved by the doctor).  I drank one beer before bedtime.  I slept the first 3 hours and took the mask off.  I told them I didn't want to put the mask back on unless I can drink some more beer.  They let me and I slept the rest of the night from 3:30 AM-7:30 AM.  That's how they got my number up to 17. 

 

At 11:01am on January 19, 2011, Mary Z said…

Nancy post your comments about sleeping with the mask and o2 as a new discussion and you should get more feedback. Also check ouy ymmits post  "Hello everone- new here".

 

Good luck, it can be done and you can get some hints on how.  One idea is to wear the mask during the day while doing somehing relaxing to help you get used to wearing it.

Mary Z.

At 4:10pm on January 14, 2011, 99 said…

if  cpap will control atrial fibrillation surely it is worth the benefit

also most apneans sleep on thier side

At 4:09pm on January 14, 2011, Mary Z said…
Nancy,  as a fellow forum member I would like to welcome you to SleepGuide.  I hope you enjoy the discussions and become a regular contributor.

I suggest you post your comments under your profile as a new discussion.  These profiles are not read by many members and you will get much more feedback if you post your comments as a new discussion.  Good Luck.  There is a link between sleep apnea and atrial fib.  The CPAP may well help you get that under control.  Don't be scared of the machine and mask, they can take some adjustment, but nothing motivation can't overcome.  I am a side sleeper and don't find it to be a problem.  I just sleep with my mask (I use the big Total Face Mask) sort of hanging over the pillow, but with many of the masks or nasal pillows that would not be necessary. Mary Z.

 
 
 

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