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CPAP - cure worse than the disease
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It's ironic that before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2000, I had no problem sleeping 8-9 hours a night. If I did wake up during the night, I had no problem falling right back to sleep, and I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by 99 Oct 27, 2015.

 

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99 replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"Do not turn light on as this hinder you from falling asleep or choose red light instead which do not afect your sleep"
Oct 27, 2015
ZolliStar replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"I'm wondering: what prompted you to consider whether you have sleep apnea in the first place? Also, waking throughout the night isn't uncommon especially as we (*sigh*) age.  I seem to every 90 minutes or so. This pattern probably…"
Jun 27, 2015
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CPAP - cure worse than the disease

It's ironic that before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2000, I had no problem sleeping 8-9 hours a night. If I did wake up during the night, I had no problem falling right back to sleep, and I wasn't tired during the day.From the first night I brought home the CPAP I haven't had one decent night's sleep. Not one. I don't have any problem falling asleep, but I can't stay asleep. At first I was waking up after 4-5 hours and couldn't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. Now it's more like…See More
Apr 13, 2015
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Apr 13, 2015
Fred replied to Mary Z's discussion What do you do besides 'PAP to ensure quality sleep and successful therapy?
"I have horrible sleep problems, which started coincidentally when I started using my CPAP over 10 years ago. No matter what, I can't sleep more than 4-5 hours a night at one stretch. It would be one thing if I woke up refreshed, but I'm…"
May 9, 2012
Fred replied to BeeAsleep's discussion Lost 50 pounds= AHI went up.
"Is it possible you have more Central Sleep Apnea than obstructive? Not an expert but I think central is more neurological and less about weight. Just thinking out loud."
Mar 14, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"I just ordered one of their dishwasher safe tanks. Not planning to put it in the dishwasher, but it does come apart for easy cleaning. The only problem is they don't make the kind that fits my humidifier anymore, so I had to order a new cover…"
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"I'm looking on the CPAP.com website and they have "dishwasher safe" humidifier chambers. I would have never believed you could put one of those in the dishwasher."
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"Well maybe it says it on yours, but it sure doesn't say it on mine. As far as making distilled water, I would just buy it at the drugstore. Those machines that distill water can get pretty pricey."
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Rita Butler's discussion Am I The Only One Ready To Give Up?
"You might want to try a bite guard, which you can get at a drugstore for $20 or so. It repositions your jaw a little and may keep your mouth from opening."
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"As I recall Legionnaire's outbreaks are usually caused by things like condensation water in AC units, etc. I have never heard of Legionnaire's Disease being caused by tap water."
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"I don't reuse the vinegar (gross). I pour a mixture of water and vinegar into the chamber, let it sit for a couple of hours, then rinse it out. I use a bendable brush to clean off any gunk. As far as this whole issue of tap vs distilled water…"
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"It's just the one that came with my resmed vpap. I didn't know there were ones you could take apart. I would love to get one of those. The one I have is really hard to clean."
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"My DME said to use vinegar to clean the humidifier. By the way, I really hate the way they make these humidifiers so they are almost impossible to clean.Why can't they make a humidifier that can be taken apart so we can clean the darn things…"
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"So are you saying we should not use tap water in our humidifiers at home? If not, why is it OK to use tap water at home and not in the sleep lab?"
Mar 5, 2012
Fred replied to Victoria Castro's discussion Provigil vs Nuvigil
"Provigil and Nuvigil are absolutely prescribed for people with OSA, who are being successfully treated with CPAP but still suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness. I know because I'm one of them.If your doctor doesn't know that he/she…"
May 21, 2011

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At 11:28pm on November 25, 2010, sleepycarol said…
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