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    I have been using a CPAP machine for almost 5 years now. It has been working well to control my sleep apnea, but it sure is a nuisance to use. I have tried many different masks and nasal pillow combinations. I have made my own modifications by making homemade chin straps, cheek pads, tube insulators, etc.

    For those that don't know anything about sleep apnea or CPAP; "sleep apnea" is where the patient stops breathing during normal sleep because of an airway constriction. In my case, I stopped breathing 20 times an hour for 30 seconds at a time. (I don't remember the exact numbers, but this is close.) "CPAP" stands for "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure". Usually, you don't even know you have apnea, because you don't wake up enough to have memory of the events. In fact, you can die and never know why. (Ryms don't it?) [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I was lucky in that I actually woke up gasping for breath during an apnea attack. So, I went to a doctor, who sent me to a sleep specialist, who prescribed a sleep study, who finally prescribed CPAP. It saved my life!

    Most people are not as lucky as I was, in that they are never aware of the apnea. The affects on your body can lead to death from other things such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, falling asleep at the wheel of your car, and more.

    Anyway, are there any others out there who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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    They took a look at me more than a decade ago and mentioned something like that happening, but not serious enough to prescribe me anything. That was just before I got my tonsils removed, they suggested it could be a cure. I didn't think of it as a major issue and didn't follow up on it because I had other bigger things on my plate. I wonder if it ever went away.. I don't wake up, but like you said, that's why I might not know.

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    I lost 40 pounds and my apnea went away.

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    I've been on a CPAP since 1999, my stoppages were in the 90's per hour when they performed the sleep study.

    The only reason that I had the sleep study done was at my wife's 9 months of relentless prompting. OSA was virtually unheard of in 1999, and I certainly did not know about it at the time.

    They say that it is normal to have such stoppages up to 6 times per hour wihtout affecting your sleep, but anything above the 6 times per hour is OSA that must be treated. In my case, there is a lot of scar tissue in my throat from repeated throat infections that caused the OSA. I am told that surgery is an option, but I've been more comfortable using the CPAP.

    I have a heart condition that was made worse by untreated OSA, and there were times when I did black out behind the wheel on long drives.

    I preach about going in for a sleep study to anyone who complains about long stretches of exhaustion, a spouse who oberves a breathing stoppage, or very bad snoring. Since undergoing treatment in 1999, three of my friends have also been diagnosed with OSA.

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    sigp6: How do you know the OSA went away? Did you have another sleep study, or maybe an oxymeter test at home while sleeping?

    KevinL: They have come a long way since then. My understanding is that they didn't even have a non-surgical treatment (CPAP) back then.

    From what I have read on sleep-related user groups, the surgery options are mostly unsuccessful, because there is no way for them to know exactly where the airway is collapsing. You go through all that pain and suffering and sometimes you end up being even worse than before the surgery. Too risky for me.

    My biggest problem is that the mask or nasal pillows will leak one way or the other: One way is that they will leak around the seal; the other way is that the air pressure escapes through my mouth. I have experimented with different modifications to resolve these problems, and for the most part (not 100%) I have found some solutions.

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    My housemate uses a CPAP machine; that's pretty much all I know about his sleep apnea though.

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    You must not have something right, I do not recall anyone having problems with comfort with the machine. I do know they basically crank it up till you cant stand it or it stops being effective then turn it back down. Maybe you need a new sleep study to get that readjusted?

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    You must not have something right, I do not recall anyone having problems with comfort with the machine. I do know they basically crank it up till you cant stand it or it stops being effective then turn it back down. Maybe you need a new sleep study to get that readjusted?

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    cobb,

    I guess our life-paths have been very different. If you spent any time reading the various sleep groups, the problem of mask or pillow discomfort is more common than not. But then, maybe your reading has taught you otherwise.

    But then, maybe you meant this in a humorous way, because I don't wear the "machine" - I wear the mask, and that is what is causing the discomfort. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] That is also why those of us who suffer from this discomfort have spent a fortune buying and trying different masks.

    If you are not having any problems - that is great! I am very happy for you. Could you tell us which combination of machine and mask you are using? Maybe it will help one of us who are not so fortunate. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/help.gif[/img]

    Thanks,

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    I suffered from Sleep Apnea. After I got married my wife would tell me that I would stop breathing during the night and she would have to shake me to get me started again. I would feel so tired everyday like I had not gotten much sleep at all. Finally several years ago I had a sleep study done where I would sleep in the hospital for a night so they could monitor me. They said my apnea was very serious especially since I have a heart condition and recommended removing my uvula ( the little thing that hangs down in the back of your throat). They said it was too long and falling into my throat at night therefore cutting off my breathing.
    They removed it and for a week I could not even drink water without it killing me. I mean severe throat pain. Felt like someone exploded a stick of dynamite in my throat. I think I lost 15 pounds that week. But it solved the problem and I sleep so much better now. It also stopped my snoring so my wife sleeps better now too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    LifeNRA,

    That is GREAT! So, you are not on CPAP at all?

    Chuck

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    I have a friend with the condition, but otherwise have to plead ignorance. The engineer side (in medical product R&D) of me wonders if a sensor taped to the chest might offer better comfort than a mask? Please forgive me if that was a stupid question.

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    I have had it. I went into do one of those stupid sleep tests where they hook you up to all these wires. One of the most uncomfortable experiences I have had. When I finally did get to sleep which was only 4 hours worth, they said I stopped breathing 96 times. Thats a scary thing. So I had decided to have the surgery for it where they took out my tonsils and something else in the back of my throat. I forgot the name. Anyway Before I had the surgery I snored pretty bad. Now no snoring at all [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]. I am happy about that, and I dont stop breating anymore.

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    OK, now you guys have scared the sh** out of me. A few times a year I wake up from a sleep gasping for air. It's almost like I was either choking or had no air in my lungs. In addition, EVERY SINGLE DAY, I wake up and feel like I've had no sleep whatsoever. This has been going on for quite awhile now. I usually fall asleep by 11pm and wake at 5am, but I'd swear I had no sleep at all.

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    LifeNRA,

    That is GREAT! So, you are not on CPAP at all?

    Chuck

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    Chuck,
    No I am not on CPAP at all. Removing the uvula solved my problem.
    Sorry about getting back to the thread so late. My wife is sick.
    Jeff

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    ThisIsNascar. Sounds like you need to get in and have one of those sleep studies done.

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    OK, now you guys have scared the sh** out of me. A few times a year I wake up from a sleep gasping for air. It's almost like I was either choking or had no air in my lungs. In addition, EVERY SINGLE DAY, I wake up and feel like I've had no sleep whatsoever. This has been going on for quite awhile now. I usually fall asleep by 11pm and wake at 5am, but I'd swear I had no sleep at all.

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    Best to have it checked out. Sounds like me until I had my surgery. They told me that even my heart would stop beating. My Doctor showed me the chart from my test. Also said that it can kill you. My Doctors exact words were "One day you may not wake up."
    BigMikey is right about all the wires they hook up to you and it is nearly impossible to fall asleep during the test. They finally had to give me a sleeping pill.

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    This subject is kind of personal to post about but knowledge of this technology can be so helpful I feel obligated to join in.

    I'm no expert but I'm learning to use a BiPAP. A BiPAP has a lower pressure for exhalation and a higher pressure for inhalation. The ďprescriptionĒ is programmed levels of air pressure determined during a sleep study. For some folks it is easy to use CPAP/BiPAP machines. For others there are varying degrees of difficulty. Some give up. I think I lean toward being somewhat challenged.

    T_I_N -

    The description you gave is classic. Sleep apnea is more common than most people think. It can cause medical problems in many areas. I toughed out lack of sleep for years before I did something about it. Though I've still not completely mastered my machine, I'm convinced it is an incredibly effective treatment. Just the feeling of being fully refreshed in the mornings following successful use is motivation enough to continue the treatment. With a Primary Care Physician's recommendation for a sleep study; your insurance will likely pay for the majority of the cost. Study, machine, scheduled consumables, everything.

    wasabe64 -

    I preach it too. So far, brother-in-law, two co-workers and a friend have done the study and are on a machine. They are all now preaching CPAP.

    tvodrd -

    The unit can detect pressure differences so if the mask comes off or is taken off an alarm will sound. I've set mine to "no alarm" because an experienced respiratory therapist told me the alarm just irritates people that rip the mask off in the middle of the night.

    Chuck Ė

    Iím glad you brought this up. Iíll bet some members have sleep apnea and donít know it. They could benefit greatly from a discussion about CPAP machines.

    If you could post a few links to your favorite user groups I would appreciate it. I donít know why it never occurred to me that there would be forums specific to their use.

    The BiPAP I use is the Respironics BiPAP Duet LX. Very quiet.

    Duet LX


    The mask Iím using now is very nice.
    ResMed Ultra Mirage



    One-handed adjustment on the forehead piece. One-handed release tabs on the harness. The triangular mask is a normal flexible piece surrounded and preceded to the face by a thinner, very conforming piece. Much less pressure is required to make it functional and so, it is very comfortable. Yes, it can leak but it is superior to the other masks Iíve tried.

    Iím still working on getting the system to work for me 100% of the time but Iím close.

    - Jeff

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    Icebreak (Jeff): Great post! I am happy that you are a desciple as well. Finding the route-cause of a whole bunch of medical problems that can save your life as well as treatment that does not include any medications or surgery is very rare. The first thing you want to do is share it with anyone who will listen.

    Here are the addresses I lurk in (and sometimes contribute to):

    Yahoo! groups:

    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/cpapusers/

    Usenet groups:
    alt.support.sleep-disorder

    Equipment Vendors:
    My favorite is:
    The CPAP Store

    I have found that alot people do not know about Usenet groups. I get to it using my Outlook Express. I can almost guarantee that if you can think of a subject, there is a Usenet group devoted to it. However, be warned that this contains both the good side and the "dark" side. Ask your ISP about getting connected (that's how I access it), or find one of the Internet interfaces that act as a go-between by reading the Usenet and presenting it in the familiar browser format. I don't do it that way, so I can't help you there. In fact, I stumbled across a new treatment for OSA called "Pillars" that sounds encouraging.

    I am glad to see this thread starting to take off. It could save someone's life.

    Chuck

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    Thanks, Chuck.

    I ran across this forum when I was looking for that Mirage pic. Here's a link to a discussion in thier "snoring and apnea" board entitled "stories". Looks like a very active and polite group. TalkAboutSleep

    I think I'll lurk for while before I join so I can get a grasp of the terminology.

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    OK, now you guys have scared the sh** out of me. A few times a year I wake up from a sleep gasping for air. It's almost like I was either choking or had no air in my lungs. In addition, EVERY SINGLE DAY, I wake up and feel like I've had no sleep whatsoever. This has been going on for quite awhile now. I usually fall asleep by 11pm and wake at 5am, but I'd swear I had no sleep at all.

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    Ray,

    You are one of the first "icons" of CPF I got to know. You have one of the best reputations here. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Another common symptom of sleep apnea is frequent awakenings. The way it was explained to me is that the kidneys normally shut-down after you reach a certain sleep depth. If you are suffering from something like sleep apnea, which constantly disturbs your sleep, you never reach that deep sleep necessary to "turn off" your kidneys. So, you get woken up frequently all night long.

    To all who may be reading this thread, many doctors do not know much about sleep disorders, and may dismiss your complaints of tiredness etc. as merely stress. You must find a sleep doctor. Your doctor may be able to refer you to one. Another source of referrals is the sleep study clinics where they perform the sleep-tests. Sleep clinics are either attached to an existing hospital or they are stand-alone buildings. So, you can find them in the yellow pages.

    The CPAP machines (air-pumps) must be prescribed by a doctor, but you can buy your masks and supporting supplies without a prescription. That means, that you cannot just order a machine from the Web; you have to have a prescription.

    Please look into it. It's not worth the risk - not to mention how much better you will feel.

    Chuck

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    My dad's on a CPAP. He doesn't particulary enjoy using it. I did some research and found out that although they all serve the same purpose, the CPAP machines themselves are as different as flaslights can be.

    I think he needs to try another machine, the one he is on is about the least popular one out there. It's air pressure change intervals are actually large enough that some people wake up all the way instead of having an 'episode'.

    He hasn't done anything about trying another machine though, can't say I blame him -- they aren't cheap.

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    Thanks everyone. It sounds like I should schedule a sleep test.

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    Wow! What a PITA! I use to suffer from it I use to wake up during the night gasping or my wife would elbow me to make me reposition my body to that I would stop snoring, etc. Anyways, to make a long story short. Two years ago I was EXTEMELY Obese. I was 310 LBS. My Ideal weight should be 155 LBS. for my hieght, etc. I am 5'4". I am now 155 LBS. My nightly sleeps are solid and no waking up constanly gasping fopr air. Oh the elbow shots are gone too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Two years ago I was EXTEMELY Obese. I was 310 LBS. My Ideal weight should be 155 LBS. for my hieght, etc. I am 5'4". I am now 155 LBS.

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    Wow, good for you ES2! At the risk of steering the thread off course, I'm curious how you managed to lose all that weight.

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    Thanks, Chuck.

    I ran across this forum when I was looking for that Mirage pic. Here's a link to a discussion in thier "snoring and apnea" board entitled "stories". Looks like a very active and polite group. TalkAboutSleep

    I think I'll lurk for while before I join so I can get a grasp of the terminology.

    - Jeff

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    Jeff,

    Thanks for the tip on the user group. That looks like a cool idea to use the boil-n-bite mouth guards. In fact, I just got back from the local sporting goods store with mine. The leaking between the teeth and tongue has been a big battle for me. I have used other home-made solutions using pads of cloth stuffed between the chin strap and cheek. For the most part it works, but I see advantages in the boil-n-bite idea.

    Thank you very much for the lead on this idea! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/buttrock.gif[/img]

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    I have been very tired and sleepy during the day for several years. Switched doctors this week and was describing my medical history (GERD) and mentioned the constant tiredness. He said that Apnea has a well known association with Acid Reflux. I am being scheduled for a study in the next few weeks.

    Sounds like the study and treatment both are not pleasant. Might have to suggest removing my uvula as something to consider if the study shows positive.

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    Wow, good for you ES2! At the risk of steering the thread off course, I'm curious how you managed to lose all that weight.

    [/ QUOTE ]I dont want to jack it either. In short, I wish I could take 100% credit, I cannot. Gastric bypass is what I had done. Over all it took one year to loose the weight and with proper diet and active lifestyle I have been able to maintain the weight loss. PM me if anyone has any questions and thanks Peter. Sorry LightChucker That thread is yours once more.

    Peter

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    I lost 40 pounds and my apnea went away.

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    Same here, except for 20 lbs.

    Helped snoring also.

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    ES2 -

    You bring new meaning to the phrase; "I'm half the man I used to be."

    Congratulations.

    Sabby Ė

    If your dad is in his second year with minimal success he can request a new study and a new machine. BiPAP or CFLEX may be subscribed. Or maybe he just needs an adjustment and a new mask. Just call the HMO to find out what percentage is paid. If the bill comes in higher than it should be, call the sleep clinic and let them know they are obligated to honor the agreement they have with the HMO.

    Litfuse -

    I think weight loss is topical, but as you've pointed out; this is LightChucker's thread so I'll be careful not to veer as well. CPAP is a treatment. Weight loss can be a cure if being overweight is the cause as sigp6, ES2 and turbodog have indicated. I donít advocate being on a machine forever.

    83Venture -

    Have they indicated that your GERD has caused some scar tissue to form and that is the obstruction?

    Let me give you some advice about the sleep study and xxPAP machine: Be stubborn. Go with your instincts. If you think something ainít right, say so. You've already overcome one big obstacle by getting a PCP that recognized you needed a sleep study. Thatís large.

    The next obstacle is having a good study. Itís cool. No pain. Some folks have told me two studies is a standard but I just had one. I brought water, crackers, cookies, peanutbutterjelly sandwich, milk, pajama bottoms, boxers, a big T-shirt, house slippers, toiletries and two flashlights. Each person will experience something different. For me the sleep study was unpleasant only in a few areas. The glue they use to stick the electrodes to you isn't nice but I didn't notice until the next day. It can cause some mild irritation. The lady that applied them had gentle fingers.

    They may decide to try a CPAP early on. The idea of having a hose/mask hooked up to one's face while lying in a hospital bed can be disconcerting and claustrophobic. It wasn't so much for me because I found the technology to be interesting. I immediately keyed on the infrared light and camera. I kept wanting to shine a flashlight back at them but NO FLASHLIGHTS. Crap! When that blast of air hit me I thought, "This is way too much. It's a Hurricane." But I quickly relaxed and began breathing and found it to be relaxing. Innnnn with the good, ouuuut with the bad.

    The mask leaked a couple of times and a tech would come in and adjust it. It dawned on me that they knew exactly when I was dreaming by reading that I was in REM sleep. I wondered for a moment if the cute technician knew what I was dreaming about. A little after 3 a.m. they got the pressure dialed in and gave me a second 5mg Ambien (I had already been prescribed Ambien by my PCP) From 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. a slept like log.

    I was awakened by a very nice R.T. before the alarm went off. I felt like 8 billion dollars! After she peeled off the electrodes, coffee was served and she went over my graphs and explained all the details of the study. I took a quick hot shower then I was given a very nice breakfast. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuit, OJ, milk, pancakes. Mmmmm pancakes.

    I felt so good I went on to the Durable Medical Equipment Company to get my BiPAP. Here's another good place to be stubborn. Make sure the Respiratory Therapist programs the pressure just right. If you don't like the mask reject it and try another until you get something that is comfortable. Iíve heard the Activa and the Breeze are even better than my mirage ultra.

    Next, off to the grocery store to get distilled waster for the humidifier. Iíve since quit using the humidifier. Try hard to be compliant to the treatment until you go back to the Sleep Doctor maybe 15 to 30 days later. Insurance pays for renting the machine. If you haven't made a strong effort to use it the MD has no choice but to record that. They'll know because they'll read the card from your machine. This is when you tell them the pressure wasn't right or the mask didn't work. If you arenít reasonably compliant to the treatment the Insurance Company may elect to not pay for you to own your machine. You want to own your machine.

    Yes, I've had some battles with the DME, the techs, the therapists, the nurses, the masks, the MD, the insurance company and my pillows but from what I understand this is normal. I still haven't found the perfect pillow and mask and I'm still not compliant to the treatment all the time but when things go well I feel great. My big breakthrough came when one of the experienced R.T.s told me I just needed a proper adjustment on the machine. From her home she walked me through how to program it over the phone. She also got me the MirageUltra mask. Much, much better. What a life saver.

    Things you can look forward too:

    Increased energy.

    Increased memory and cognitive ability.

    Increased Oxygen levels in your blood.

    Lowered blood pressure.

    Calm.

    Loss of weight.

    More active immune system.

    Clearer skin and eyes, healthier hair...in general a more youthful appearance.

    A generally vibrant self.

    Increased sexual drive and performance. You are 21 again.

    Probably TMI for you but I wish I had known about all this long ago. I would marry the cute technician but GF said no to that.

    My apologies for the long post. I just wanted you to know the study and the machine aren't that bad. In fact, I look forward to hooking up now because I know how good it can make me feel.

    - Jeff

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    Jeff: it sounds like you have had experiences very much like my own. Thanks for the information.

    Chuck

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