The only times I get that gurgling water is when I fill the tank too high with water and when I wash the hose and some water is still trapped in the line. It sounds like a bubbler is in my bed.
Hi Dory, Welcome to our world of masks, machines and hoses. You're doing the right thing by getting and using your CPAP machine. You will find out so much just reading the posts here on this forum. A ton of topics that give a lot of info. Do you think a humidifier is in your future? It's worth asking about. Never heard of XYLIMELTS but I'm going to look for this. Thank you for posting! Pat
Thank you all for your excellent suggestions. I better start reading up on all the gadgets out there that fix SA problems. I do appreciate everyone taking the time to respond.
I've done that too Joanie. I've found the entire contraption on the floor some mornings. Not the machine of course. My dog sleeps on the floor on my side and some nights he gets tangled in the hose and he pulls the mask off my face and I'm still sleeping. Sounds so silly but it's annoying. And I try so hard to keep the hose up to keep him away from it. I was told to have someone tie my hands together to make it hard to take the mask off while sleeping. Now that sounds like an extreme measure. I'm hoping someone here has a better suggestion. Scott?
I guess a dry mouth is part of SA for some people and for some, not so much. Jim, I belong to a bunch of SA support groups and I agree with you - this one has the people that honestly want to help. Plus they post a lot of good advice. It's really appreciated!
A shout out to Scott once again. He knows what he's talking about. Great advice on getting the best fit by making sure it fits like a glove before you leave. Welcome JDARZ! So happy you aren't giving up on your C-PAP. Sleep Apnea is a killer. It kills your heart and you don't realize it until you're too sick to ever get better again. Keep using your machine, your heart will thank you!
Thank you for explaining what Ayre is. Sounds like something I need to check out. Thanks for posting again. Scott - you are always a help with the best ideas and suggestions. It's apparent that you know your stuff. I never gave a "fitting" a thought. Sounds like the bi-pap is making more trouble for me. I'll check it all out. Thank you for looking out for us. Hoseheads Rock!
Good suggestion Scott about contacting my DME. I know there is a solution to this problem. Janet - I also have the problem of air pouring into my mouth. I get so much air into my stomach some nights that I wake up in extreme pain. UGH!!! I wonder if the chin strap would work for me. Something has to give here. I refuse to accept bad news continuously regarding OSA. Good luck everybody!
1.Do you think these summaries of key information are useful? Will they help you understand your sleep apnea experiences better, and/or better help you relate your experiences to the rest of the community? I enjoy reading about how other people are dealing with their SA issues. It's always good to know it's not just you. So yes, I do find the summaries useful.
2.Are these new reports easier to understand than the current bar charts? They both seem pretty easy to figure out. It's not rocket science and we're all adults here (I'm guessing) You do a wonderful job of answering questions and keeping everyone who is interested, informed. New vs old? Both great.
3.We plan on leaving the current reports (with the bar charts) available to view for any member who wishes to learn more detailed information. How likely are you to use these detailed reports? I will peruse the new reports and probably not go back to look at the old (re: current) reports. Of course the time might come when a topic is very important to me and I might flip back for the more detailed info. Last question: Comments? I've been a hosehead for too many years. I find it tiresome and just plain horrific to deal with. If I can come here and get some feedback in the forums or read a report about an issue I'm having, then my day is better and I feel better about dealing with this dreaded OSA.
I've always heard that the recovery from that surgery is murder. I was told by a SA Doc that the surgeries usually don't work. I'm very happy to read a positive outcome like yours. There is a SA Doc in my town that specializes in the Inspire surgery. I've read some great reviews from people post surgery. I believe I'm not a candidate because my OSA is severe plus I'm over-weight and not a spring chicken anymore. I keep putting off making an appt. I'm going to get my hopes up and they will be dashed. Thank you for sharing your success story ^