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Obstructions when breathing through my nose.

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jtucker521 +0 points · about 3 years ago Original Poster

Hello everyone, my name is Jeff and i'm new here, I'm 50 and overweight and have been a long time sleep apnea sufferer, over the last year I have noticed that somehow my nose gets obstructed, meaning that it feels like a flap of skin in my throat is blocking any intake of air through my nose, it awakens me from sleep and even once awake it is still blocked until I blow air out of my nose then all of a sudden I can breathe in through it again, I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this?

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Sierra +0 points · about 3 years ago Sleep Patron

You say you are a long time sleep apnea sufferer. Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea, and are you using a CPAP or APAP to control it?

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jtucker521 +0 points · about 3 years ago Original Poster

I have a Cpap machine, I have only had it a few months and i'm having a hard time getting used to it, I have a full face mask at the moment, but I just ordered a Nasal mask today, i'm hoping that it will allow me to wear it more because the full mask makes me feel like i'm sufficating

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Sierra +0 points · about 3 years ago Sleep Patron

How effective is the treatment for you? Are you getting low AHI numbers? I'm just wondering if you may be still having some residual apnea events.

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jtucker521 +0 points · about 3 years ago Original Poster

Actually I haven't been using my machine lately, i'm having a hard time adjusting to the full mask hence why i ordered a nasal pillow but it won't arrive until Oct 11th

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jtucker521 +0 points · about 3 years ago Original Poster

But the thing that I found odd is when my nose gets closed off by some obstruction and I wake up, i'm still able to breathe out of my mouth just my nose is sealed shut, but once i force air to come out of it all of a sudden I can breathe out of it again

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