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I have sleep apena and some days its hard to sleep with the machine , keep using the machine and you will get use to it.. when finding a mask or pillows or cradle for you too use make sure it fits.. I do have stuff that is too big and I leak air at night .... someplaces should know better.... make sure it works for you ... not for the sellers pocket .. emoticon

- Submitted by DEE107 9/11/2010 in Everything Else | 4 Comments
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KATHYJO56 9/11/2010 8:36:00 AM

    I have used a CPap mask for 11 years and I really am afraid not to use it. Mine is a small mask that only covers my nose. Don't ever give up on it, it's just too dangerous not to use it. emoticon
ONLYTEMPORARY 7/12/2011 5:06:00 PM

    My dh has had one for 7+ years. He was fitted for his mask and they discovered 1 type had the air escape, the new type is much, much better. Make sure your supply place fits you properly.
POPEYETHETURTLE 9/12/2010 1:06:00 PM

    I tried to use a CPAP for over a year - new mask, different mask, adjustments, large mask, small mask, and nothing worked.

My problem was that I would pull the mask off in my sleep. On one morning my mask had been disconnected from the hose and was 10 feet away from my bed.

I now use an oral device that makes it somewhat easier to have a good nights sleep, but I still wake up some mornings with snorer's throat.

The only remaining option is surgery with no guarantee the surgery will work.
JANENE413 9/11/2010 9:45:00 AM

    I started using C-Pap about 2 weeks before I started SP. What a difference in my sleeping. And no more afternoon naps for me. Before I just didn't have the energy to cook at night, now I enjoy figuring out what I'm going to make.

Although my sleep problems are less acute than most, I wouldn't be without it! Keep working with your supplier until they get it right. And your doctor who prescribed it should know if you are having difficulties resolving the fit problems with this supplier. You have to do the footwork, but remember that you (or your insurance) are paying for this service. It's their job to make this work for you. Good Luck!

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