"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap. I am anxious about the sleep study. Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.
"Thanks, Mary~ Fingers are crossed. My pressure is one point lower than when I began (7) and AHI is some lower (7 day average). I am anxious about sleep study as I have not slept without CPAP in 2.5 years!
"Last procedure done! This time he gave me meds to take before so less anxiety while waiting! For the first time I was able to eat normal food on the way home after the procedure. No pain after 12 hours. If it only works.…"
"A few thoughts:"Circular breathing" is fun, and when you get it you'll feel like you're "in the club." Which is cool, and I don't doubt that CB can be a helpful part of the technique as far as OSA is…"
"Well, a few things: The network website only went live a couple months ago. LA Outback is a didg dealer in LA, nice guys. But we're not competitors. I'm not a vendor, I only stock some sticks for my students and friends. And the ones we…"
"Thanks, Mike and Marcia. Marcia, if you call me I can easily describe an exercise that will let you try circular breathing.Mary, I think there's much more to instrument selection than sales details. There are poor choices: If a beginner gets a…"
"Yeah, the tuba just doesn't use the same techniques as the didg. But most didges are played with a relatively loose embouchure, when compared to say, a trumpet. They tend to be more like a trombone, baritone or bass. If you need one, I can…"
"I used to have OSA, never used a machine but I don't have it anymore. FWIW, I also perform and teach Tuvan Throat-Singing and did long before taking up the didg, but that didn't help (I believe). Those styles of singing use the tongue and…"
Steve, as a member of the SleepGuide Crew I would like to welcome you to the forum. SleepGuide is all about helping each other navigate the world of sleep apnea and its treatment. We have some experts on the forum, but it's mostly users supporting other users and families/friends. We're here to help you understand and take charge of your own treatment, solve problems and pass on tips and tricks to other members. A forum is only as successful as it's members make it by posting- a short intro would be great, or responding to others threads. An easy way to keep track of all the current discussions is from the main page.
Glad to have you, Steve. I don't know how many musicians we have on the forum, but your instrument has certainly been discussed.