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How Well Do You Sleep Hooked-Up To A Machine Blowing Air Up Your Nose?

This may seem like a foolish questions, how could anyone adjust to sleeping with a less than comfortable mask, firmly attached to your face? To further complicate your sleeping arrangements, the mask is connected to a machine that blows a steady stream of air - right up your nose. If this proposal was suggested to a non-sleep-apnea-person, they would probably say, "Get out of here, no one could get any zzz's hooked-up to a contraption like that." It would surprise them to know that many apnea patients sleep better, and deeper than they did before being hooked to the strange air-blowing gadget.

How do you sleep? Is your sleep better, worse, or 'bout the same? I would like to know how people have adjusted to this unique way of sleeping.? What about your hose, do you have a creative way of puttting it some place - any place? You can guess, it is an on-going problem for me. And, have you been awakened by a small but persistant sensation of rain drops tricking into your nose. Can you share any solutions with all of us?

Like may of you, I have life-long sleeping problems - maybe all of us were born with a form of pre-apnea sleep disturbances. BUT, I surprised myself. My sleep is actually better and deeper than it was before I started sleep therapy. That doesn't occur every night, but often enough that I feel encouraged. But, I would appreciate anyone sleep tips.

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very intrigued by patients mods. have started a thread on it in the hope of collecting all our wisdom on the subject of mask-equipment mods in a single thread

White Beard said:
If I get up in the night I usually don't take my mask off I just disconnect the hose from it and leave the mask on! I have it set up so when I disconnect the hose the machine automaticly turns off and when I reconnect it and start breathing the machine turn on! Of course with my mod it's easier to do it that way, rather than going through the trouble of taking the mask off and then having to put it back on!
hi my name is ash and i have had brain cancer that ripped through most of my body, leaving me unablt to breath by myself. So for the rest of my life iin order to survive i have 2 tubes down my throat to carry oxygen to my lungs.
what my point is, you guys are talknig about wearing masks in order to sleep better. why would you want to wear an artificiall thing when you dont HAVE to. I would be the happiest person alive if i could have one day disconnected from my machine. So dont wear put stupid stuff on your face when it is unessecary

please reply to this, just for the kid with cancers sake
But it isn't to sleep better strictly speaking. We stop breathing we are asleep and without the mask and machine we are at risk for many other health problems and issues that can be life threatening. High blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, fatigue (leading to fatal accidents) and a host of other ailments.

We use are machines in much the same way you do -- to keep us breathing when asleep. We just don't need the machine when awake.
Ashley like in your situation people with diagnosed apnea will eventually die if they do not wear the machine or have an operation. Of the list of possible surgery options a trach. is the only 100% cure for obstructive apnea. this option carries its own list of advantages and disadvantages.

ashley said:
hi my name is ash and i have had brain cancer that ripped through most of my body, leaving me unablt to breath by myself. So for the rest of my life iin order to survive i have 2 tubes down my throat to carry oxygen to my lungs.
what my point is, you guys are talknig about wearing masks in order to sleep better. why would you want to wear an artificiall thing when you dont HAVE to. I would be the happiest person alive if i could have one day disconnected from my machine. So dont wear put stupid stuff on your face when it is unessecary

please reply to this, just for the kid with cancers sake

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