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  • 1 day 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....
  • 9 days ago

    CPAP AND LIGHTHEADED SPELLS

    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....
  • 17 days 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....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 2 months 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: https://thesleepsavvy.com/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....
  • 2 months ago

    Sleep Apnea

    can I beat sleep apnea?
  • 3 months ago

    How accurate is Fitbit in determining the various sleep stages.

    My sleep specialist has told me that I should not count on the accuracy of Fitbit in determining how much time I have spent in various sleep stages: rem, light, deep, etc. His theory is that it can only track movement. I have been trying to see if I can determine quality of sleep as well as length. So is fitbit accurate? or does anyone else know of any other ideas?
  • 4 months ago

    sleep apnea

    I am a male with an age 37. Few years back i have diagnosed with sleep apnea. I supposed to use CPAP. Since few days only i am using CPAP machine. i heard it will take some time to work on apnea symptoms. Unfortunately, i have several symptoms and i just want to have a clarity about the symptoms that i have, if those are coming from sleep apnea or from any other medical condition. 1. Extremely tiredness, Fatigue all the time, since more than a year. 2.Pins and needles sensation on the head 3.sometimes....
  • Increased wakeful events when using BiPap

    I’m a paraplegic with OSA. My belief is that the inspiratory phase is so fast, even the slowest setting is 600 ms (.6 of a second!), that it causes a spasm in my body and thus the more wakeful events. I’m more tired using a BiPap than without. Any suggestions? TIA.
  • 6 months ago

    Weight Loss As Part of Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Hello. First post. Can anyone recommend a weight loss specialist who can help develop a plan for someone with severe OSA? Someone in either DC or Richmond, Virginia, would be ideal. PensiveRealist