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  • Santamarina
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    • Aug 2018
    • 931
    • Wildomar, CA

    #16
    Never thought I’d find support for this in the Pit, but here we are! I’ve been a loud snorer most of my adult life. Lately it’s been getting worse. My wife is constantly elbowing me during the night. I’ll sleep a solid 8 hours and feel like I just went to bed. Last week my doctor referred me for a sleep study, so I’ll be setting that up this week. Looking forward to some help!

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    • klflowers
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      If you need one, and you keep bothering them until you get the right mask - I went through several before I got the nose pillow type mask - and you use it, you will be amazed. The first night I slept through the night with it, I thought something was wrong when I woke up. Cause I felt well rested for the first time in years.

    • Santamarina
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      klflowers Thanks for the tips and encouragement!
  • Hulagn1971
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 1072
    • NC, The Triad
    • WSM 22.5", Pitmaster IQ110, Weber 22.5" Kettle with SNS, Weber 14" Smokey Joe.

    #17
    Fire Art thanks for posting. Got me to get email my doctor and she has now sent the referral for the sleep study. Been a LONG time coming. I've woken up plenty of nights choking for air, to the point it made me run to the bathroom and get sick. Can't stress my body and heart any longer.

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    • klflowers
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      Take your time with it, make sure you get the right mask, and you will wonder how you lived with without it. Keep bugging them until you get a mask you are comfortable with or you won't use it. I know several people that gave up because of the mask.

    • Hulagn1971
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      Thank you klflowers I appreciate the info. A lot.
  • VideoWolf88
    Club Member
    • Mar 2018
    • 234
    • Rickman, TN
    • Charbroiled Tru Infrared gas grill
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      Maverick digital thermometer

    #18
    I really wish I could take to one, but I did a sleep study a few years ago. Worst night of my life, never slept more than 20 minutes. Don't think I can ever get used to having air shoved into my mouth all the time. Also can't do contact lenses and those nasal sinus wash systems. It sucks how uncomfortable getting comfortable can be.

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    • VideoWolf88
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      I may look into it, see what insurance might do. The other thing that I'm not sure about is that I have horrible allergies where my sinuses are almost always swollen.

    • CaptainMike
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      The CPAP would very likely help open up your sinus'. Your experience in the sleep study is pretty much the same as everyone else, it sucks. But, you fall asleep at some point and that's where they capture the data on apnea. It certainly takes some getting used to, but if you adopt the mindset of trading short term discomfort for long term gain (and health!!) it makes it a little easier. You have a lot to gain and very little to lose.

    • Fire Art
      Fire Art commented
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      I use a nose mask it works wonderful for me🤓
  • OmegaDog12
    Club Member
    • Aug 2016
    • 130

    #19
    +1 for CPAP users here. I don't leave home without it. I've actually had my doc tell me that I was having abnormal heart rhythm during the sleep study that I could have died from during my periods of apnea. VideoWolf88, I REALLY hope that you learn to use the machine. I promise that you will feel worlds better - and maybe even live longer! Go to your medical supplier and try out the tons of different types of masks and self adjusting machines
    The OmegaDog
    Last edited by OmegaDog12; March 19, 2019, 09:29 AM.

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    • VideoWolf88
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      I'm checking with insurance to see which machines they may cover.
  • Buck Flicks
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 340
    • Dee Eff Dub, TX

    #20
    jfmorris I got the Resmed Air Mini last year for travel, and it was almost as much of a revelation as my first CPAP was. It's great for travel. It packs up into a medium sized shaving kit bag and takes up about 1/4 the space that my main CPAP does. It doesn't have a power brick or humidifier tank (drawback and benefit.) The unit itself is about the size of a soda can. There's no control panel on it - you download an app on your phone and control it via bluetooth if you want to tinker with the settings.

    It easily fits in my carry-on backpack and if it's a weekend trip, I don't need a backpack. I can fit all my clothes and the CPAP in a small rolling carry-on.

    It can be fitted with a special hose that connects to the face-piece and has a slot for a Humid-X disc, which retains the moisture from the air you exhale and humidifies the air coming in. It works as well or better than a humidifier tank. The discs are kind of expensive, but the cost was well worth it for the whole thing. The only problem was it wasn't covered by insurance (since it's not my primary rig) but again, the cost was worth it. There are several other travel-sized CPAPs, but the Resmed is the best-reviewed and I can't argue with it. It's been great. I also use it as the back-up CPAP if I sleep in the guest room when I'm sick. I also set it up in the living room if I feel like I want a couch nap while watching college football. That's the one drawback to becoming depending on my CPAP - taking a nap becomes a planned activity. I can't just snooze for 15 minutes if I'm feeling drowsy in the afternoon and just want the luxury of a nice nap. I have to either go to bed and strap in, or go get the travel CPAP and set it up in the living room. But... the backup does make a couch nap a possibility now.

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    • CaptainMike
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      My worst apnea episodes are while napping in a chair. Ironically, I no longer feel like taking a nap these days (much to the cat's chagrin), but thanks for sharing the review of your Resmed Air Mini, I'll check into it. Also, I picked up one of those SoClean machines and it makes sanitizing a breeze (no pun intended).

    • Buck Flicks
      Buck Flicks commented
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      Yeah, I rarely need to nap any more. Usually it I had a late night followed by an early morning, or back when I was still working front line and had multiple overtime shifts in a row, I'd long for a nap on Saturday, just because I could. Also because my dogs rarely let me sleep in. But on the 3-4 times a year that I do feel the need, I have to plan carefully instead of just letting sleep take me like it used to.

    • jfmorris
      jfmorris commented
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      Thanks for the info Buck Flicks - I'll look into this portable unit when I have more notice before travel. I'm kinda stuck with the big old unit at the moment, since I am leaving at 4:30am tomorrow.
  • Fire Art
    Club Member
    • Jan 2018
    • 988
    • Jackson hole Wyoming

    #21
    Once again you guys Rock thanks

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    • holehogg
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 2571
      • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      #22
      Now this thread is a breath of fresh air.

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      • CaptainMike
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        Pun definitely intended!!!
    • NapMaster
      Club Member
      • Jan 2019
      • 586
      • Denham Springs, LA
      • WebberSummitGold6burnerLP, ShotGunSmoker

        Avid Armor Vacuum Sealer

      #23
      A lot more folks seem to be affected than I imagined. If you upgrade your CPAP, save the old one to see if it would replace the pit viper. I'll bet it could run a hot fire.

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      • HawkerXP
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        For some reason I feel you have no problem in the napping area.

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