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    Re: Any CPAP Users Out There?

    Quote Originally Posted by willie3 View Post
    Are the sleep studies difficult to sleep through? I have thought about getting one done (doctor suggested one), but I have a lot of trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, so I have resisted thinking that I would not sleep much at all during the study.
    They aren't easy.

    Basically you will have 20 wires or so attached from head to toe while you sleep. The nurses will wake you whenever one comes loose which happens to me 3-4 times whenever a sleep study is done.

    Don't let this keep you from having a study done though. They can save your life and improve life quality immensely.
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    Re: Any CPAP Users Out There?

    Quote Originally Posted by lidspinner View Post
    Last night I ordered the mask you linked earlier...the cloth like nasal mask....I got it in today at the sleep med office and just got home....tried it on and I cannot get over how comfortable it is...it's like not wearing a mask at all compared to my nasal pillows....thank you jax for linking that.....the true test will be the rest of the week and see how well I sleep. I will keep ya posted......I am not sure I could get used to having a mouth piece in, how's thst feel as far as comfort?
    I have an appointment with my family doc next week and I am going to bring up doing some blood work to look at those vitamin levels....I too have some fatigue that is associated with sleep apnea, using this equipment is still all somewhat new to me so I am still feeling my way around it all. Good info in this thread.

    See, although I like both I prefer the nasal pillows. What machine do you have lid?

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    Re: Any CPAP Users Out There?

    I have used the Swift LT pillows for the last 3 years and is the best mask I've had. I can't even tell they're there.

    However, I have just stopped using the cpap over the last week and haven't noticed any difference. I'm not snoring at all, which is great. I've lost a lot of weight and that's made a big difference. After a few weeks of not using it, I'm going to go back and use it again for a week or two to see if I notice a difference.
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    Re: Any CPAP Users Out There?

    Quote Originally Posted by willie3 View Post
    Are the sleep studies difficult to sleep through? I have thought about getting one done (doctor suggested one), but I have a lot of trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, so I have resisted thinking that I would not sleep much at all during the study.
    I've had two. The first time (diagnosis) I had a hard time falling asleep simply because I was out of my own routine.

    The second time (titration) I slept well even with the uncomfortable mask they used for the study.

    The hardest part for me is that you have to sleep on your back. I normally sleep curled up in a ball.
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    Re: Any CPAP Users Out There?

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    I have used the Swift LT pillows for the last 3 years and is the best mask I've had. I can't even tell they're there.

    However, I have just stopped using the cpap over the last week and haven't noticed any difference. I'm not snoring at all, which is great. I've lost a lot of weight and that's made a big difference. After a few weeks of not using it, I'm going to go back and use it again for a week or two to see if I notice a difference.
    Let me know. I'm curious!

    I never noticed more energy when I started therapy.

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