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KayCee33

334d

I need support...or encouragement...or maybe a kick in the butt. I have sleep apnea. I'm 50 years old. I hate this machine. But I know I need it. I can't sleep with a mask on. I've tried so many and I hate them all. but boy do I miss sleeping...and not feeling exhausted.

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    • dolphinblues

      327d

      @Honeybee1849 I am so glad it helped you! Thanks for sharing! I've been wondering if it would be worth it. Sounds like it would! 🤗

    • Kelliemoon

      327d

      Hi I also could not sleep with a mask on as well. And I also had a very small airway. They offered me surgery. They took out my adenoids and tonsils, and they widen my throat. I no longer have sleep apnea. Thanks to the surgery. Maybe you could ask your doctor what are your other options? Best luck to you.

    • sorenachy

      333d

      I use the nasal pillows with the hose that swivels on top of my head and sometimes even that irritates me. I know there is a surgically implanted device that is fairly new on the market. Might be something to check into, but try to use your CPAP as much as possible for your own health. 💟Good luck

    • dolphinblues

      333d

      I'm not sure if this would be a possible option for you, but my pulmonologist suggested a specialized mouth guard for me to use. It is done through a dentist/ orthodontist. It is tailor-made for you. It could be covered by some insurances. I have not done it yet, though, so I don't have any more details. But it might be worth looking into.

      • Honeybee1849

        327d

        @dolphinblues I did the mouth guard and it's been amazing it takes some getting used to because it pulls your jaw forward to keep the airway open

        • dolphinblues

          327d

          @Honeybee1849 I am so glad it helped you! Thanks for sharing! I've been wondering if it would be worth it. Sounds like it would! 🤗

    • Tiff86

      334d

      It is definitely an uncomfortable process. I have a silicone/rubber/latex allergy so I have to use a barrier between the mask and my skin so it doesn’t irritate me. I am not consistent with using the machine. I’ve had to use a CPAP for over 12 years now and I’m now 37.

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