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  • 4 months ago

    pediatric sleep apnea

    How many children in the US are using CPAP?
  • 5 months ago

    Question on events

    Sometimes after I use the bipap machine, I continue to wear the equipment while awake, waiting to see if I will go back to sleep. My events may be above 10- like 10.7 and as I wear it awake, the events go down. Have I caused the value to be erroneously low because my bipap was on while I was awake?
  • 7 months ago

    Is it a racket?

    I use a CPAP. My equipment provider insists on sending me new hoses and nose pieces every 3 months, because they say that it prevents bacterial buildup in the equipment. I am suspicious. This is costing me more than I think it should, and I think it is an opportunity to make money off me. Why can't I just carefully clean with plastic hoses and other bits with vinegar or a weak bleach solution, replacing the actual equipment only every six months? After all, it's not as if I'm breathing....
  • 8 months ago

    Sleep Apnea

    can I beat sleep apnea?
  • 9 months ago

    CPAP Machines

    I will be starting using CPAP, any recommendations for full mask vs. nasal only? Thanks
  • 11 months ago

    Unrefreshing sleep and tired all day long

    I'm 36 years old. Not a typical sleep apnea candidate. 5'8, 155 pounds and quite in shape/muscular. Only a 15" neck size. Possibly a larger tongue than normal. Since I was in my early teenage years (possibly even before), I've felt exhausted every day no matter how much I slept. Later elementary school and high school was awful for me. I have days when I feel so tired that it seems hard to focus enough to say my words without slurring them or speaking with a lisp. I have never been....
  • over 1 year ago

    Cannot sleep for more than two hours at a time

    I have sleep apnea and use a machine plus I take mirtazapine 45mg I am always tired and can go to sleep easily but no matter how tired I might be I ALWAYS wake up two hours later I began taking mirtazapine 15mg and that helped briefly...I could sleep almost six hours at a time...this lasted about a week My doctor upped the dosage to 30mg...this increased my sleep for a short while but it kept getting shorter as time went on Currently I'm on 45mg and only take it 2-3 times a week to avoid my body....
  • over 1 year ago


    I have used CPAP for about 10 years with no ill effects. Recently lost 50lbs now I have noticed that I have severe gas in the morning which is no big deal but now I’ve noticed that I get lightheaded spells, last about 5 mins. I feel faint about once a day. Went to the Emergency room had every test, MRI, blood tests, cardiac stress test. Followed up with ENT all tests came up fine. I’m not a doctor but I have a feeling my CPAP is set too high since I have lost weight. I’m going to my sleep DR next....
  • over 1 year ago

    Insomnia caused by anxiety

    I have suffered from anxiety since I was in high school. My anxiety go to a point where I was afraid to fall asleep and slowly started to get less sleep over time. The worst it got was when I was sleeping 4 hours a day and going to work for 13 hours. The doctors prescribed me trazedone and ambien as they thought anti depressant and sleep medications would help. It helped some but left me with large amounts of fatigue in the mornings not being able to focus with my work. This year has been different....
  • over 1 year ago

    Best Sleep Position?

    Hi Everyone, Recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, I've been doing a lot of research on sleeping positions that can help me avoid it at night. I read this article on the best sleeping position: that says it's ideal to sleep on your back, but that would encourage snoring and apnea. While sleeping on your sides and stomach (worst position) would help you avoid it but it not the best for your body. So what is right? Which position works for you....