I have been a Sleep Apnea Patient for decades and still struggle with keeping a mask on all night. I have tried many different masks and dental devices. Whatever it is, it's not on me when I wake. MyAir numbers vary daily due to this issue. I am also tracking with Oscar. I recently had a Dr. acquaintance who suggested that I may need C-PAP plus medication or CPAP plus Positional Therapy or oral appliance plus medication. I need to visit with my provider about those options. There is something that is causing my body to pull off the mask or oral appliance during the night. Maybe I don't get into a deep enough sleep? I will say that moving my settings to automatic has helped significantly.
Phillips has a new Positional Sleep Apnea Device that can be used as a treatment for some types of Sleep Apnea. It is much more than a pillow and tracks your sleep.
I have a Tap 3 but I am not sure what you mee by out of adjustment?
I do like my Dreamwear Nasal Pillow Mask as the hose comes out of the top. It is totally out of the way.
Sierra, I learn so much from you! Thank you for the time you put into answering and sharing your amazing knowledge.
Thanks to all for sharing your experiences! I have Oscar downloaded but need to get an SD card for my machine! Garmin Vivoactive 4 sounds good too. However large is it? Do you have challenges sleeping with it on?
Ceppos, thank you for your feedback. I have been encouraging my son to hold off until it is more perfected or other treatments become available. I hate all of that happened to you. Anytime you go under anesthesia there is a risk.
BigFootBitMe, I think as you note that the right CDB oil could certainly help you get to sleep and relax you. However, CBD oil will not remedy sleep apnea. Hopefully, if you are diagnosed with SA, you have a treatment in place to address that.
So Tired, I completely understand your dilemma. I have struggled with CPAP for almost 30 years. I most assuredly feel better when I can get in 4-6 hours with it but sleep so much better without it. I usually start with it on but sometime during the night, I pull it off. It has helped by switching to an automatic setting. I would highly recommend trying that. I do better with the nasal pillow mask. I have tried too many masks to count over the last decades and that is what I keep coming back to. I have also tried dental devices that I find on the floor when I wake. I have had several surgeries in the early days. It has been a lifetime struggle. However, I don't think I would be here today if I had not kept trying to use it at least some each night. I do play a beat my score game with the "MyAir" results from one night to the next. That makes me a little more compliant. All of that being said, there are new therapies coming and one such that has arrived which is known as Positional Therapy. This is not like the old pillows method that you really don't know if it works or not but an FDA Approved Positional Device that is put out by Phillips Respironics. My best advice: Keep on keeping on.
I recently ordered a Tap Pap from www.thecpapshop.com. You may check there.