On the MyApnea staff team working to improve the lives of sleep apnea patients
Boston, MA, USA
There have been some wonderful responses already! I just wanted to share these old threads on this same topic in case reading about the experiences of others is helpful (or even just provides comfort)! Evidently this is a common problem...
I also just switched from a queen to a king and from a 'regular' mattress to foam. With both changes I noticed a big reduction in how much tossing and turning from my spouse (and doggy) I notice at night. I honestly barely notice they are in bed anymore!
We got around the monstrosity of the king issue by ordering the mattress online. It arrived in a box, which was horribly heavy, but at least we were able to handle it and get it up the stairs of our very small house. My only fear is when we move :). The idea of getting two twins is interesting!
All this is with the caveat that neither my husband nor I have PLMD.
Best of luck!
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These are all great responses! Since the topics relates to insomnia, I wanted to share these two articles. You touched on many of the points, but figured a comprehensive list of 'sleep hygiene' guidance might be helpful. The first one is more related to COVID-times:
Hi Sleepea! Let us know how things go with the new mask. I hope this resolves the issue...
This post is a few years old, but just wanted to toss it into this thread for reference... https://myapnea.org/blog/2016/02/what-is-complex-sleep-apnea
hahah that is hilarious and very accurate!
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For evidence-based information about the coronavirus pandemic and sleep apnea, we have compiled some trusted sources. If there are other good sources you have turned to, please share!
-FAQ about sleep apnea and COVID-19: From the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, find trusted answers to questions like, “Do I have a higher risk of getting coronavirus because I have sleep apnea?” or “If I have symptoms of the coronavirus, will using CPAP spread the virus to others?” https://aasm.org/coronavirus-covid-19-faqs-cpap-sleep-apnea-patients/
-Using PAP during COVID-19 illness: Read this info sheet from the American Thoracic Society https://www.thoracic.org/patients/patient-resources/resources/covid-19-and-home-pap-therapy.pdf
-Insomnia and COVID-19: Has the stress and disruptions of the pandemic turned you into an insomniac? From the MyApnea blog and Harvard Health blog, find strategies to promote better sleep during uncertain times.
-Coronavirus and Sleep Medicine: From the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the new podcast ‘Talking Sleep’ discusses how the pandemic is impacting sleep medicine.