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Old 04-14-2019, 11:13 AM
 
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just started using a CPAP tried two different masks... am having a hell of a time finding one to seal yet still be comfortable.....I will say this.... had bad nasal drip/sinus which kept me from sleeping at night......I think the cpap helps dry out my nose/sinus.
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:58 PM
 
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just started using a CPAP tried two different masks...…… am having a hell of a time finding one to seal yet still be comfortable...…..I will say this.... had bad nasal drip/sinus which kept me from sleeping at night...…...I think the cpap helps dry out my nose/sinus.
I use this one. https://www.thecpapshop.com/resmed-s...-mask-headgear


Non invasive and very adjustable.
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Old Yesterday, 08:28 AM
 
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I use this one. https://www.thecpapshop.com/resmed-s...-mask-headgear


Non invasive and very adjustable.
I should have specified. I have that one,and it is good except when I fall asleep my mouth opens and makes it fail. Subsequently I got a "chin strap" to keep my mouth closed....however, that interferes with the head straps on the nose piece and it keeps slipping off my head.....
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Old Yesterday, 11:00 AM
 
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That sucks. My mouth will open every once in a while, but mostly it stays closed. Not sure how you fix that one.
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Old Yesterday, 11:11 AM
 
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I use this one. https://www.thecpapshop.com/resmed-s...-mask-headgear


Non invasive and very adjustable.
People try to sleep with these? Omg, makes me wonder how my over 90 yr parents made it without these devices. They snored plenty. No other options to your issues?
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Old Yesterday, 11:41 AM
 
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Yes I can sleep with it on. In fact after about a week I didn't notice I was wearing it. It's been about 9 years now and it's like a part of me. I won't even consider trying to sleep (or nap) without it.

The only time it might wake me is when the nose pads get a little loose and it makes a noise. I just reach up, give the offending side a little snap to reseat it, and go back to sleep. And we appreciate the sound it makes. It's like having a white noise machine.

You are something else sometimes. Your "I'm aghast at that" response is just plain silly. And your parents don't enter into the conversation. One can snore without having apnea.

Other options? Why would I search for other options? I found the one that works.

Now as for sleeping with one of these, I know people who wear a different style. Why I will never understand. They stuck one of these on me for my first sleep study. Talk about discomfort. Yikes!

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Old Yesterday, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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T.F. Oh I understood some talking about issues with these..that's all...and I always think of options in everything.
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Old Yesterday, 07:04 PM
 
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Been on cpap for 15 years. I knew I knew I had it, but denied it, for many years before I had the sleep study. I never sleep without. I feel I am alive today because of it. It was a bear when I first got it, but, I learned. The secret is "no leaks".
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Old Yesterday, 11:39 PM
 
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"No leaks" is a CPAP wearers mantra.
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Old Today, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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First of all it's none of my business what others do for this sleep apnea issue. I'm just so grateful I don't have to deal with it and as I've said for just about everything in life's health issues, there are other therapies one can take to improve their issues. So I checked around again and look for supports to NOT have this issue and I would hope those who deal with this have gone to these, maybe not.

https://www.wikihow.com/Treat-Sleep-Apnea-Naturally

Vit D
Magnesium
Vit C (antioxidant)

are just a few supports mentioned, I take all 3 and more.

I just so firmly believe we can do so much for our health issues. Take care and to good sleep.

PS: This is probably irrelevant to the longtimers dealing with S.A., but who knows maybe the newbies entering this issue could benefit.

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