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CypressTrout10
Southeastern LA Fan
Louisiana
Member since Jun 2016
2564 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
I have a very mild case of apnea and tried to do the cpap and couldn't do it. I didn't sleep at all the first two nights and then the third night when I woke up the mask was on the floor. I took it off in my sleep. Haven't used it since


LSUBALLER
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Jul 2013
2881 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
Ditto , poorly made. Mask continually comes off . Wakes you up


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lsu777
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westlake
Member since Jan 2004
18082 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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And for all the idiots that are about to come in and call you fat and tell you to lose weight, there are a shite ton of skinny people with sleep apnea as well.


That is true, but number 1 cause of sleep apnea is being obese. Doesn't sound like that is the case with the OP though.


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lsu777
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westlake
Member since Jan 2004
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re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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I’m 6’4” and if I was 215 I would be skinny. You are not fat.


No you would be normal unless you lift hard and then you would just be shredded.

215 is slightly overweight at 6'4" if you are not part of the 3-5% that is truly weight training, not just "working out".


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lsu777
LSU Fan
westlake
Member since Jan 2004
18082 posts

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.


People say that because it's the number one risk factor and a super majority of people with sleep apnea or obese and 90%+ are overweight on the bmi scale.

And don't say bmi is outdated...it shows your ignorance.

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Most Americans have narrow jaws, and underdeveloped facial bone structure. It goes back to diet.


Damn right it goes back to diet, the diet that is putting an extra 20-39 lbs of fatty tissue pushing on the air ways.


ultratiger89
LSU Fan
Houston, Tx
Member since Aug 2007
2731 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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there are a shite ton of skinny people with sleep apnea as well.


Give us the percentages, fat boy.


don't have percentages but when I did my sleep study 11 year ago there was a smoking hot 20ish year old girl there getting a sleep study done.
She was maybe 5'-2"; 105 lbs. I was in good shape myself at the time, it's not a direct correlation to weight, and yes, the machine made a huge difference I was having 53 apnea's per hour. With the machine it's 2-3 per hour which every person experiences.


White Roach
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2009
8232 posts

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


I didnt suffer any ill effects from using it for about a year and then stopping.

The airline/hose developed a leak, rendering the machine inoperable. I didnt get it fixed for 6 or 8 months because I just didnt want to be bothered with it. I didnt die.

I recently got a new hose and started using it again. Still havent died!


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Mingo Was His NameO
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Brooklyn
Member since Mar 2016
18258 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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don't have percentages but when I did my sleep study 11 year ago there was a smoking hot 20ish year old girl there getting a sleep study done.
She was maybe 5'-2"; 105 lbs. I was in good shape myself at the time, it's not a direct correlation to weight, and yes, the machine made a huge difference I was having 53 apnea's per hour. With the machine it's 2-3 per hour which every person experiences.


Skinny, otherwise healthy people, get diabetes too. That doesn't change the fact that being a fat frick greatly increases your chance of getting the beetus


It's such a ridiculous arguement and totally irrelevant


prostyleoffensetime
USA Fan
Mississippi
Member since Aug 2009
10049 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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Because I cannot reliably breathe out of my nose, I have to have the full face mask which basically makes me look like Bane. I'd like to find a smaller mask that would still meet my needs.


LINK

Check this out. Sits under your nose rather than over. I hated the over the nose full face mask. This one is great, but still a full face mask.


Jobu93
Texas A&M Fan
Cypress TX
Member since Sep 2011
15799 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
well that looks promising! thanks!


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northshorebamaman
US Army Fan
PNW
Member since Jul 2009
33185 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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Skinny, otherwise healthy people, get diabetes too. That doesn't change the fact that being a fat frick greatly increases your chance of getting the beetus


It's such a ridiculous arguement and totally irrelevant
The OT is literally the most exceptional group of people I've ever seen. Everyone is an exception, yet we have daily fast food threads doing multiple pages that get heated interspersed with threads about hypertension meds and CPAP tips.

10 years from now they'll be telling us how not everyone that rides the scooters at Walmart is fat.
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Bard
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Poli Board President-Elect
Member since Oct 2008
40262 posts

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 think i have this. I am going to get my doctor to refer me and have a sleep study done.

ETA: I'm 6'4" 215 lbs


I have it, didn't realize how bad until I did a sleep study as part of an apnea research program (still-ongoing) at Pennington (for those in the BR area interested in participating, skip down).

The numbers represent how many times per hour your apnea is pulling you out of sleep (not sure if it's REM or not)

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I was at 69.9. That means 69.9 times per hour at night my apnea was saying "hey, wake up". This was why after 8-10 hours of "sleep" I was still dragging arse in the mornings and was ready for a nap by noon.

Prior to getting the machine I constantly felt drained. I'm normally an upbeat and optimistic person but over the last few months I could literally feel something changing. My mental processes were getting slower, I was more easily annoyed by little things, etc. Over the last year I've suffered with some sort of pressure-migraine which doctors cannot explain. I'm on the 2nd version of medication to attempt to address it but both have had only middling success.

Within the first couple of days my apnea number was down to 10. My wife saw the change almost immediately. Within the first week it felt like I had gotten 10 of life years back. I'm now over a month into using it and feel I could probably ditch the drugs (still taking them due to the Pennington study though, can't change things mid-stream in a study).

It's not a stretch to say the damned thing may well have saved my life.

My case is a bit extreme so take all of that with that qualifier.

That said, it takes a little while to get used to. I use the kind with the nose and mouth coverings. It's basically two gaskets, one for the mouth and the other for the nasal openings. There is a feeder tube which rests on the top of your head (it swivels freely so it doesn't disrupt your sleep if you toss and turn).

The machine itself isn't very loud. If you like having a fan on for the white noise while sleeping, you'll be fine with this.

Because of the issues mentioned above, I've already gotten to the point where I simply don't sleep without it.

***For those interested in the apnea study click here.

They still need more people in the study.

The study is basically ascertaining any possible effects of Metformin on sleep apnea. If you progress far enough in the testing you will eventually be given an APAP (a CPAP gives Continuous airflow, an APAP gives Automatic airflow in that it has sensors which help regulate it) which you get to keep after the study is over (along with the money you are paid for participating).
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Bard
LSU Fan
Poli Board President-Elect
Member since Oct 2008
40262 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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Machine damn near saved my life. You think it’s just for obese people, but it’s not. I hadn’t slept well in almost five years. Not overweight. I could fall asleep easy but my snoring was crazy. I was basically suffocating every night without fully waking up. The change was almost instant.


Same here.

Apparently my snoring sounds a bit like a grizzly bear raping a chain saw. When I did the sleep assessment at Pennington, the next morning I asked the doctor how bad my snoring was. Her response:

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Oh, not so bad. But that's because when you weren't snoring it's because you weren't breathing.


Apparently at one point my oxygen saturation level was down to 61%. There's no telling how long this had been going on.


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Jobu93
Texas A&M Fan
Cypress TX
Member since Sep 2011
15799 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
Just checked my report and prior to using my machine my AHI was 13. Now it’s .23. That’s pretty solid and my wife says I no longer snore


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Horsemeat
New Orleans Saints Fan
Truckin' somewhere in the US
Member since Dec 2014
7147 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
Diagnosed in 2016, has been a game changer for me because I was having some terrible sleep problems beforehand. My advice for anyone who gets diagnosed and is having trouble with the standard cpap mask is to try a nasal mask - I use the Resmed Airfit P10 and it has solved my issues 100%. I sleep a solid 6-8 hours a night with no issues with that whereas before I was lucky to get 45 minutes without waking up.


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MardiGrasTexan
LSU Fan
Grapevine, Texas..from Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
4426 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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Get the machine, it’s amazing


I have one and absolutely hate wearing it.

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Joking aside....I do hate wearing the CPAP. Can't wait till they get an approval for a medication.


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tke_swamprat
LSU Fan
Houma, LA
Member since Aug 2004
7827 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
I did a home test which showed very mild OSA. I went get scanned for an oral appliance this morning. It was free so I figured I’d try it out.


Lima Whiskey
Member since Apr 2013
13863 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
Weight loss mitigates but doesn’t resolve the actual issue. Which is structural. The weight gain is often caused by the structural issues too.


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Martini
North Carolina Fan
Near Athens
Member since Mar 2005
48232 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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going for 305 in October to 197 this morning has made all the difference in the world.


Jesus. How the hell did you do that?


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Miketheseventh
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2017
3128 posts

re: Sleep Apnea...Have anyone of you had this?
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I am going to get my doctor to refer me and have a sleep study done.

You can actually do the study at your own house these days. It’s fairly simple to hook it up


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