I'm a 56-year-old man just trying to get a good nights sleep.
Lehigh Valley, PA
Thanks for the info.
SleepDent, Can you tell me more about what an oral sleep apnea appliance is? Maybe send a link or name some manufacturers or web sites?
They are a bit pricey
Thanks, You gave me a lot of good info to think about. I appreciate it.
Its been nearly 2 months in and I feel well rested. Oh, sometimes I feel tired but it is not due to waking up several times a night I just don't allow myself enough time to sleep occasionally. I would not give up my machine but I am thinking about a travel version cause my current unit while portable is just a bit of a hassle. So, if anyone out there has one and is willing to give me their "2 cents" I'm willing to listen.
I haven't thought about that, I do have a memory foam pillow and you're right it is not as giving as down. I may need to buy one to try it out. It will be worth a few bucks. Thanks.
Thanks for sharing your experiences, I hope to take all the input I'm receiving and using it to find out what works best for me. Thanks again.
Thanks for all the tips, I suppose I will just need to try a few different things until I find what I like best. So far, So good as night 2 was also a good night. Thanks again. :)
Thanks for your input and let me start off by saying since my family has a history of diabetes I do keep an eye on that and get tested frequently at a doctors request but thankfully and issues has been handled through diet. Not sure how long that will last but I'm crossing my fingers. We have always been water drinkers but the middle of the night drinks just started when dry mouth showed up. I have a DreamStation with a mask that covers my nose & mouth, not sure what they call it but I can check when I get home. I did have water to the max fill but it is dry in my home due to our radiator heating and I have been thinking of buying a room humidifier maybe it's time to pull the trigger on that cause it would help I'm sure. I also have a heated tube and can set the humidity level and temperature of the tube. last night I just ran everything at the factory set levels. Maybe I'll drop the humidity 1 level the tube temp was at 1 so not sure if I should drop to zero or bump it up 1. I guess I will need to try a few things until I find what works best.
Do you clean yours by hand or did you buy one of those auto cleaning machines like SoClean? I think I want to buy the machine because I want to make sure it stays as clean as possible. Do you have any thoughts on that? Thanks again for the input, I really do appreciate it.