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  • Fire Art
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    • Jan 2018
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    • Jackson hole Wyoming

    Cpap🤓

    Just wanted to report after a month and a half. I’m doing real good don’t need to sleep 10 to 12 hrs a day I’m definitely made the right choice
  • CaptainMike
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    #2
    I wish I got one 20 years ago. It's amazing, 6-7 hours a night is plenty of sleep with that thing and you're ready to go all day. I'm walking 4-5 miles/day getting my stamina up to start jogging again. Dug the old Bowflex out of the barn, shooed the Black Widows off of it and gave it a good cleaning, now I'm starting to feel muscles were there hasn't been muscles for quite some time now.

    I used to get nocturnal heartburn almost every night, but took a pill and all was good. I have not had one case of heartburn since I started using the CPAP.

    Dang thing is a miracle machine!

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    • Fire Art
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      I wake up now to see if it’s still working and my mask still on

    • Spinaker
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      Great to hear Mike!

    • Buck Flicks
      Buck Flicks commented
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      That was one of my unexpected benefits as well, Cap. I used to get heartburn, or reflux, choking on bile, waking up terrified. That all went away night one with the CPAP. It's inconvenient, but well worth it. I can't sleep without it.
  • Steve B
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    #3
    Ok fill me in. What is Cpap? I know I missed something here so please catch me up.

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    • JimLinebarger
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      Cpap is a machine that forces air into you when you have sleep apnea - either obstructive like what causes snoring or central which is a lack of a signal from the brain to tell you to breath. It uses a mask covering just the nose or full-face which covers nose and mouth.
  • Huskee
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    #4
    Originally posted by Steve B View Post
    Ok fill me in. What is Cpap? I know I missed something here so please catch me up.
    Stands for Constant Positive Airway Pressure. A device that pumps a set level of pressure to your airways while you sleep via some style of mask. Among other things, it is primarily to help those with OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) where your upper airway tissues close up while you sleep and prevent you from getting breaths as you need them, then you choke and wake up, repeat, repeat, repeat (think really loud snoring). This results in feeling wore out all the time, waking up unrested, can lead to weight gain, migraines, etc. The mask, whether it's a nasal mask, nasal pillows, or full face mask which goes over your nose & mouth both, pumps a little pressure to help keep those upper airway tissues from relaxing and choking off your airway. Folks who have OSA, after a learning curve whcih sometimes involves obstinately refusing to wear the clunky annoying mask, sometimes ripping it off in the middle of the night, report loving it and getting the best sleep they ever have. Your body is able to rest and not fight for survival all night.

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    • CaptainMike
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      Spoken like only a Respiratory Therapist could!

    • Buck Flicks
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      My wife is in that obstinate refusal group. She has other issues which keep her awake and/or wake her up (shoulder and knee pain from surgery, PTSD from the Army) and she projects the frustration of that on her CPAP. She really needs to use it though, I wish I could convince her to wear it all the time.
  • Steve B
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    #5
    Huskee Thanks brother. I guess fortunately I don’t know what this Apparatus is.

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    • Steve B
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      • Jun 2016
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      • Rockland county New York
      • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
        Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

        22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

        Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

        1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
        1 maverick et-733 - gray
        1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
        1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
        1 thermoworks thermopop - red

        Pre Miala flavor injector
        taylor digital scale
        TSM meat grinder
        chefs choice food slicer
        cuisinhart food processor
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        TSM harvest food dehydrator

      #6
      Fire Art Now that I know what a Cpap is, it’s great to see your doing better. 👊👊

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      • klflowers
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        • Sep 2015
        • 3671
        • Tennessee

        #7
        Outside of my grills and smokers, my CPAP is the only other inanimate object I love. Well, maybe my truck too...

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        • Abom
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          #8
          I've been on one for over 20 years now. Literally can't sleep without it.

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          • NapMaster
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            • Jan 2019
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            • Denham Springs, LA
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            #9
            I understand that a CPAP even makes kale taste good.

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            • Fire Art
              Fire Art commented
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              It hasn’t yet

            • klflowers
              klflowers commented
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              Not!!!

            • Buck Flicks
              Buck Flicks commented
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              That's apple cider vinegar and coconut orl.
          • Bighorn Dave
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            • Aug 2018
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            • Nampa, Idaho

            #10
            Originally posted by Steve B View Post
            Huskee Thanks brother. I guess fortunately I don’t know what this Apparatus is.
            Hope you never need one as the doctors say more people develop sleep apnea over the years than don't. I went o the CPAP therapy about 7 weeks ago and it has changed my energy levels and mental outlook. Still a cranky old fart at times but my wife even likes me more now LOL.

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            • Fire Art
              Fire Art commented
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              I like me more
          • Texas Larry
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            #11
            Fire Art Amen to all said here about benefits of cpap. I’ve had mine for 7 years. Glad you’re adjusting so well.

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            • jfmorris
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              #12
              I am another CPAP user who cannot sleep without it. Before I got the CPAP machine, I was always fatigued and exhausted, and the wife would usually hit me to stop snoring enough times I would get up and go sleep on the couch with the dog. I would fall asleep almost like I had narcolepsy if I was sitting still and not actively engaged in something. Once I got the diagnosis and the CPAP, it was unreal how much better I felt. And no more falling asleep in long boring meetings at work and looking like a fool.

              I gotta take a flight for an overnight trip for work this Wednesday through Thursday, and lugging the CPAP along is a pain, but something I've learned I have to do. They cannot count the CPAP bag against your carry on limits for domestic flights, its just a pain lugging it, and getting through security with the extra crap you have to put out for TSA. But worth it to not spend a night sleepless before a day of important business meetings.

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              • Buck Flicks
                Buck Flicks commented
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                I travel 3-4 times a year and it is annoying. I decided to bite the bullet and get a travel CPAP. The Resmed Air Mini is outstanding. I'll extoll its virtues in a different reply because the character limit will not allow me to do it justice in this comment....
            • Spinaker
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              #13
              My uncle uses one of these things and he swears by it. That works for me, I don't have to listen to him saw logs all night when we are at the fishing cabin.

              Glad you are doing well with it! Sleep well!

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              • DavidCrosson
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                • Jul 2014
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                #14
                I just want to chime in here as well and share the CPAP love. I was extremely hesitant to have something affixed to my face and head as I try to sleep. I assumed there was no chance I could get used to that, and I was seriously opting for a surgery to open my airways. I'm so glad my doctor re-aligned my thoughts, since I have now been using my CPAP for years, and I absolutely love it.

                Another part of my concern was dating life. How would a potential partner see this? Is she gonna see me looking like a medical patient every night and leave me? As a single guy it was a little scary. But all I can say is I guess I met the right person. She was on board from the moment I told her about it. No issues at all and we are still together! I mean - it definitely beats sleeping next to someone that literally STOPS breathing several times per minute and gasps for air.

                If you are reading this thread and think you snore too much, or feel fatigued all the time, or know you have sleep apnea - DO IT. Go get a sleep study and get yourself a CPAP. It's been life changing for the better...and they're fairly portable too.

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                • klflowers
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                  Same here with the mate, but she was fine with it. Turns out a couple of years in, she got one too.

                • Fire Art
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                  Yah what he said

                • CaptainMike
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                  This!!!!!
              • Murdy
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                #15
                I've been using one happily for 2+ years. Last summer, I had some extra money left in my flex spending account, and picked up a travel one with a battery pack. It's not quite as comfortable as my main one (doesn't seem quite as smooth transitioning from breathing in to out) but its pretty good and easy to carry. The battery goes about 8 hours or so, which is often enough for the better part of two nights when I'm camping to hunt or fish.

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