I suggest looking at something like "snugz mask liners" or "Pad A Cheek" which will reduce the friction of any mask you may use.
Check out "Pad a Cheek" or "Snugz Mask Liners" to help keep the mask from rubbing.
Melatonin is very natural and helpful for getting to sleep and staying asleep. There are different forms of Melatonin. There is a brand that is time released throughout the night. Melatonin will quiet my mind which helps me to fall asleep more quickly. I would encourage you to visit a health food store which I seem to trust more and try out different brands and dosage amounts until you discover what works best for you.
It sounds like your brother should be tested for sleep apnea. The burning is probably caused by acid reflux but that does not mean there is also not something else like sleep apnea which could be deadly if untreated going on. Please encourage his medical team to order that testing.
Wow! Thanks for sharing this information! I have heard of it but love the video explanation!
Great tip! It is so easy for patients to miss this if they are not self advocating. I have used several masks with the magnetic clips and have loved them but I don't have those issues that you bring a word of caution about.
I started my own business at 22 to give me flexibility of working hours because I had struggled getting up in the mornings through all my school, college and working for someone else years. At the time I had no idea that my issue was sleep apnea. I just knew that every morning I felt like I had been run over by a train. Once in business for myself and able to adjust my working hours, I was able to thrive. I found that I was most energetic and productive in the afternoon and evening hours. The traditional working world did not accommodate that time frame.
I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea in my late 20ies. At least, I now had an explanation for all my morning struggles. Now 34 years later, I am still self-employed. Even after treatment, I still prefer sunset vs. sunrise!
Tell me more about Jaw Surgery that hopes to cure. That is interesting.
I have been in the beauty industry for 34 years. I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea in my late 20ies. I appreciate the "Pad A Cheek Strap Pads" which keep my mask from creating lines in my face while I sleep. Recently I began to notice some hair loss which caused me distress. My stylist and I came to the conclusion that the hair loss was mostly in the areas where my mask was strapped to my head. She suggested that I purchase a 100% Silk Scarf to wrap around the head straps. I sleep on 100% silk pillow cases, but it had never occurred to me to wrap my head straps in 100% silk. I found a 100% silk long silk scarf at a local thrift sale for $2. I brought it home and wrapped it tightly around all the straps that touch my hair. I am already noticing 2 things: a difference in my hair and that I keep my mask on longer each night. It has somehow made it more comfortable as well as helping the hair loss issue. Just wanted to share with my Sleep Apnea girlfriends out there!
DreamWear Mask is a game changer! I love it!