Sleep Apnea

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  1. Patriot1405

    Patriot1405 VIP Member

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    I know this is off-topic, but I just had a sleep study done and was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Wondering if anyone here has the same condition and what mask they prefer for their CPAP machine
     
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  2. kid666

    kid666 VIP Member

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    Ive had confirmed OSA for almost 10 years...been using a CPAP ever since. I perfer the nasal pillows. I didnt like the whole face mask getup.. still took me a good 9 months to get use to all that positive pressure blowing up your nostrils. Now i cannot sleep without it. Vacations anywhere I go it has to come with me
     
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  3. DungeonDweller

    DungeonDweller Senior Member

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    I've had a CPAP machine like 4 years now. I'll have to look up the mask, but its mouth and nose.

    The CPAP machine has improved my life immensely. Before having it I was constantly tired for years. The first night with it I had long, vivid dreams... My brain was trying to make up for missed REM sleep.
     
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  4. Patriot1405

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    Been looking at the nasal pillows myself. Looking at DreamWear, 90 degree swivel at back of head seems less cumbersome.
     
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  6. Patriot1405

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    They gave me a full face, the night of the test because I was too congested to breathe through my nose. I think the pillows look less cumbersome. Look into it...the DreamWear is the one I'm looking at now.
     
  7. kid666

    kid666 VIP Member

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    This is the Res Med Air Sense 10 CPAP i have... its about a grand. But less if you have insurance.
    And the nasal pillows....Just a little soft head band attached to it.
     

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  8. Mike_RN

    Mike_RN Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    I use the Philips Nuance Pro and it is really light and comfortable. I'm a side sleeper and this mask is the only one I do well with. Nuance_pro_gel_nasal_mask.png
     
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  9. aragorn1500

    aragorn1500 VIP Member

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    Great topic.
    If you just use the nasal pillows and (like me) sometimes end up breathing through your mouth, doesn't that defeat the purpose of using the machine?
     
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  10. Mike_RN

    Mike_RN Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    Your body adapts. Part of the reason you're mouth breathing is because you need the CPap
     
  11. kid666

    kid666 VIP Member

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    With the cpap on really breathing through the mouth is diffucul,t, as all that air from the cpap will be going through your nasal passage out your mouth if not breathing through your nose.
     
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  12. Patriot1405

    Patriot1405 VIP Member

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. Does anyone have an issue with the constant pressure? During exhale? Was just told about B-PAP machines where there's less resistance. Is this advantageous? Or are B-PAP machines trying to correct something else? Still learning. Gonna have to find a sleep Apnea forum I guess...lol
     

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