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Yewkindewit
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
2 of my brothers and SIL’s use a CPAP. They say it certainly change their energy level after using the CPAPs. That’s all I got. When visiting they tell me I snore loudly and I need one. I’d didn’t think just snoring is linked to sleep apnea. Oh wel.......


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Lima Whiskey
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
I’m 6 foot and weigh around 168 lbs. and I had apnea.

People say it’s obesity is most cases. I think that’s wrong.

The obesity is exacerbating a structural issue. Most Americans have narrow jaws, and underdeveloped facial bone structure. It goes back to diet.

The skeletal issues compromise your airway.

PAP machines will help, but you’re also married to the machine for the rest of your life. Palate expansion will cure the problem, and it’s what i would do.
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Keys Open Doors
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
I had a similar experience. I went into the CPAP experience with a very positive attitude. I thought this was going to be a big help and did everything on my own accord, not to placate a nagging spouse.

And wearing the mask was far worse than I could have imagined. I really couldn’t fall asleep for more than a few minutes at a time and the mask would become so loose on my face and air would escape at high levels.

I did a take-home study and was averaging 5-6 interruptions per hour, far less than the 20 or even 50 that some people have mentioned, so my doctor wasn’t as concerned about it. I will be trying a dental device soon to see if that improves the situation.

I have a good idea what is causing it. One, I can’t breathe through my nose easily. And two, my chin really starts dropping as I relax before going to bed.

I’m 6’ tall, 160-165 pounds, don’t smoke, have a pretty good diet, etc.
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recaplc
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
Think you are referring to a BIPAP! "BiPAP refers to Bilevel or two-level Positive Airway Pressure. ... While CPAP generally delivers a single pressure, BiPAP delivers two: an inhale pressure and an exhale pressure. These two pressures are known as inhalation positive airway pressure (IPAP) and exhalation positive airway pressure (EPAP)."


northshorebamaman
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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I am 5'8 175. My doctor said that its not always weigh issues that can cause it.
I'm not saying you're fat at all because you can be in great shape at that weight but it's still technically overweight and a little chunky for most guys. Still, the risk factor for OSA really goes up past 30 BMI which seems to be the case for a lot of things.


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Keys Open Doors
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
I’ve got a few questions for people with mild or severe apnea and are tracking it

Before using the CPAP/getting a mouth guard/surgery, did you ever use an app like Fitbit or the iwatch to track your sleep? My Fitbit data shows about 4-5 interruptions, on par with my home study but with 500 times the sample size. I’m not sure how reliable the Fitbit stuff is for that though.

My doctor wasn’t sure either but thought the resting heart rate feature was pretty legit.

Second, did you ever track your heart rate while sleeping? How did it compare to your resting heart rate while awake

Eta: My device was technically a BIPAP
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how333
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
I'd rather get 4 hours of sleep using the machine than 7 hours w/o it. Get your machine.


northshorebamaman
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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People say it’s obesity is most cases. I think that’s wrong.

The obesity is exacerbating a structural issue. Most Americans have narrow jaws, and underdeveloped facial bone structure. It goes back to diet.
Well whatever is causing it obese people are seven times more likely to have it.
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Obstructive sleep apnea is up to 4 times more common among men and 7 times more common among people who are obese (ie, body mass index [BMI] > 30).
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Thracken13
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
I am pretty sure I did back in October - but weight loss has vastly improved it, and now I do not snore any longer.

going for 305 in October to 197 this morning has made all the difference in the world.


northshorebamaman
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going for 305 in October to 197 this morning has made all the difference in the world.
That's awesome man. Great job.


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No Colors
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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How about I suggest you putting down the cheeseburger and bud heavies Baw


Jealous of the food people have outside prison?


White Roach
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
I've snored since college (6"-5", 190 lbs). Didn't feel it was disturbing my sleep, but what the frick do I know. However, my snoring definitely disturbed the sleep of others trying to rest.

About 35 years later (still 6"-5", but topped out at 337 lbs) I had a medical issue that required attention and snowballed into multiple visits to doctors and specialists. Among other things, I was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. I wasn't very concerned about the sleep apnea, because I had other things that were killing me. But, being a good boy, I got a CPAP and used it as directed.

It's not bad, once you get past the initial period of getting used to sleeping the a mask on. I don't feel noticeably better rested, but I'm not blaming the machine for that. I've got a fatigue issue from cancer treatment that hasn't resolved itself yet. However, I do think I'm sleeping more soundly because I'm only waking up to piss once or twice a night, as opposed to four or five times without the CPAP. I consider that a win, in this shitty stage of life!


Lima Whiskey
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
I think obese patients have more severe cases, and are more likely to be diagnosed with apnea. But I believe the majority of adult men have apnea.


LSUMANINVA
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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life changing


This. CPAP added years to my life.


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Wolfhound45
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White Roach
Good feedback. Best of health to you baw


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northshorebamaman
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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I think obese patients have more severe cases, and are more likely to be diagnosed with apnea. But I believe the majority of adult men have apnea.
If everyone has it but obese people are more likely to have diagnosable symptoms and negative health outcomes then it doesn't seem to alter the main point. Which is that obesity is a major risk factor and contributor to sleep apnea.
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SuperSaint


Jeaolous of the people who don’t have to live on Prozac and enjoy life.


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kywildcatfanone
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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Have anyone of you had this? Did you get the machine? If so, how big of a difference did it make in your sleep?


I've had one since 2004. It takes a little getting used to and finding a mask that is comfortable, but it was a game changer for me and sleep. I can't imagine not using it anymore.

3-4 years ago Phillips came out with a new mask that has been really comfortable as well.


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Lima Whiskey
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
My concern is that the obesity risk is overvalued - and that apnea is under diagnosed, and under treated . I believe we’re also missing the the real problem, with the focus on weight.

Breathing issues often result in weight issues, for example.


Langland
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
I have a question.

What happens if you use a CPAP machine for a while, say a year, and then you stop using it for whatever reason, will you die in your sleep because your body has become dependent on the CPAP machine?


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