Glebee wrote: »
Was diagnosed with this a few years ago, and done the overnight study in a clinic to get it confirmed. Started off using the CPAP machine but after a few weeks had to get rid of it. Could not use it at all or get used to the fact this large machine was beside the bed buzzing away.
Have been using cheap oral devices for the last few years and while not the most comfortable seem to stop the snoring. Anybody try the dentist fitted oral device, need to try something, wife is going to strangle me on of these nights....;)
Glebee wrote: »
Could not use it at all or get used to the fact this large machine was beside the bed buzzing away.
Technoprisoner wrote: »
I found out yesterday that i have severe sleep apnoea. I had a sleep study done 3 weeks ago and had to fight to get my results...I was told it would be sometime next year before i find out and get to see anybody, and that my gp could request the results so i went that way. He is sending off a letter to see if my appointment can be hurried up. But in the mean time i have been looking at the different machines available. Has anyone got recommendations on these as i don't want to spend a lot of money to find out the machine doesn't suit me
Boulevardier wrote: »
I am due to go on a holiday which involves a transatlantic flight, which means I will have check-in luggage.
I plan to bring my CPAP with me, but I would rather keep it in the suitcase than carry it on as hand-luggage.
I have a letter explaining to whoever it may concern that I need to travel with the device.
Does anyone have experiance or knowledge of travelling with a CPAP, and if so, any advice?
FaganJr wrote: »
I was diagnosed with Severe Sleep Apnea today, in one way I'm relieved but another way I'm worried. My consultant was completely amazed that I could keep my liftestyle going and relatively normal. He maintains that the CPAP will transform my life.
So thats why I'm worried, I've been finding it increasingly hard to keep everything going, like work, marriage, family, life, friends, pass times etc.
So for you guys was it really a transformation of your life, or did you just get more restful sleep and life continued as normal.
I had my consultation last week, my sleep test last night and my CPAP trial tomorrow night.
So for you guys a few miles down the road, how is life now??
I almost gave up on it. Took me a good 3 weeks to get used to it.
Now I love it, its fantastic, I'd forgotten what really good quality sleep felt like.
It will change your life for the better.
FaganJr wrote: »
Thanks, I'm finding it difficult, waking a few times a night.
Air whooshing all over the place .
Reset , start again.
Not going to give up on it, didn't realize how tired I was until I started this.
Feeling about me rested in the mornings.
Face mask choice is key. I went for nasal pillows. No leaks at all. I couldn't hack the big clunky masks.[
The Airfit P10 Is superb.
Masala wrote: »
Quick question ...what about travelling abroad on Ryanair / other airlines.
Can you carry the machine in Hand luggage??? What weight is the typical machine..and I presume it will have to be part of your cabin baggage weight allowance (less than 10kg for Ryanair)
Real Psycrow wrote: »
I'm coming up on a year using mine. It was hard to get used to at the start, definitely. But now it's almost a comfort to put it on and I simply can't sleep without it. I've tried a couple of times and I wake every 40 minutes or so and get a terrible sore throat from snoring.
In the past I would have to stop to sleep sometimes on the way home from work. I even have felt like doing that on the way to work after being asleep all night! But since having the machine, those things have all changed.
Just watch to make sure that it does help you tackle all those things in your life though. They might not be necessarily related. Speak to your doctor, if all parts of your life are getting on top of you, maybe you're suffering from depression a bit as well and best to nip that in the bud early rather than letting it slide. Hopefully its not that, hopefully the CPAP will change your life. But I didn't want to not mention it.
Would you mind me asking what type of machine your using at the moment?