For women using C-PAP

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Sherry +2 points · 12 months ago

I have been in the beauty industry for 34 years. I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea in my late 20ies. I appreciate the "Pad A Cheek Strap Pads" which keep my mask from creating lines in my face while I sleep. Recently I began to notice some hair loss which caused me distress. My stylist and I came to the conclusion that the hair loss was mostly in the areas where my mask was strapped to my head. She suggested that I purchase a 100% Silk Scarf to wrap around the head straps. I sleep on 100% silk pillow cases, but it had never occurred to me to wrap my head straps in 100% silk. I found a 100% silk long silk scarf at a local thrift sale for $2. I brought it home and wrapped it tightly around all the straps that touch my hair. I am already noticing 2 things: a difference in my hair and that I keep my mask on longer each night. It has somehow made it more comfortable as well as helping the hair loss issue. Just wanted to share with my Sleep Apnea girlfriends out there!

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EmeraldDragon +0 points · 12 months ago

This is such great advice, thank you for sharing this. Satin scarves work well too for keeping hair safe. I used one for a few years when I didn't have a satin pillowcase. This is before I started using an APAP.

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pattyloof +0 points · 12 months ago

Thanks, I've been trying everything to cut down on the scalp pain and the face ridges. I have really sensitive skin and the past four months on CPAP have been a nightmare. I don't even care about the leaks anymore, I just want to wake up alive and not in pain. Right now I wear a piece cut out of an old pair of sweats over my entire head to my neck, which helps the face ridges but I still have a lot of pain in the mornings from the straps, especially the one on top of my head. I'm going to try the scarf and see if this helps.

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snuffie3456 +0 points · 11 months ago

Thanks for posting! Good to know.

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