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Have you managed to reduce apnea symptoms or did you resort to CPAP?

Asked by ZEPHYRA (21639points) March 14th, 2017

What has your experience been?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

CPAP. Works wonderfully. I sleep so soundly now as compared to 15–20 years ago. Totally recommend it.

If you doc is suggesting it, I have some ideas for you to consider – send me a direct message,

But it works great. I’m a big supporter.

Cruiser's avatar

3 years ago I got SnoreRX and it changed both mine and my wife’s life. I wake up so much more refreshed. Look around for BOGO deals. Worth every penny IMO.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I use a moldable mouthpiece and it keeps me from snoring. It’s alot like what @Cruiser is using only you mold it yourself.
Here

Cruiser's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me Just to be clear the device I posted is also a mouth piece you boil and bite into to get a perfect snug fit.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Huh, but it’s adjustsable too?

si3tech's avatar

@ZEPHYRA I don’t have personal experience but saw a device on “indiegogo” which goes on your nose. Looks like it fit into nostrils a bit with most of it external. I’d check that one out. No masks tubing etc. I will see if I can find it and get a link.

Cruiser's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me Yes it is. It will allow you to articulate your jaw to your hearts content.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

How often do you replace it. Mine gets replaced every few months

Cruiser's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me I get over a year or more out of each device unless my dog steals it off the nightstand. Very well made device…I have tried them all and this one is tops. I have yet to tap my dentist for their version though. I got a 2–4-1 sale and waiting for the next one to get 2 more.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

My dog steals mine too lol.

Pachy's avatar

I had a very different experience from everyone else.

Some years ago I was having trouble sleeping, did the sleep lab test (which cost a fortune) and was told I had apnea.

Got a CPAP, tried a variety of masks but kept waking up night after night tearing the damn thing off.

Gave up the machine after 3 months and started sleeping better than I had in years.

Phooey on sleep labs.

YARNLADY's avatar

Since my husband started using nasal strips, he went from nearly constant, loud snoring to an occasional loud breath during the night.

Pachy's avatar

@YARNLADY, I agree about nasal strips. They work great for me, too.

(And for MY trunk, can you picture how big that strip is!?)

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