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!
I would suggest that you have a sleep study to see exactly what is happening while you are sleeping. Sleep apnea and other sleep issues undiagnosed and untreated can be so dangerous to your health and the underlying cause of many issues. Once the exact diagnosis is clear, you will better be able to determine the best remedy. You certainly don't want to do anything that would mask your symptoms but not remedy.
I would agree with getting a second opinion! I had two most painful surgeries that did not work. There are those who are making recommendations for $$ vs making recommendations in he best interest of the patient. Choose clinicians wisely and check their reviews carefully!
Just discovered Phillips Respuronics DreamWear Mask last week and feeling so much freedom with repositioning of the hose!
I have hated and loathed my CPAP mask for the entire 20+ years I have been treated for sleep apnea. Granted that I feel so much better when I wear it. One of my major goals on life was to find an effective alternative to CPAP. Advances are being made but not quickly enough for me. However, last week I discovered a Phillips Respironics mask that has the hose attachment on the top of your head vs. the front of the mask. That little change has resulted in so much freedom from what used to feel like a cumbersome mask. Kudos to Phillips for this major breakthrough mask design.
My son has struggled with a full face mask and nasal pillows. We just discovered that Phillips Respronics has a mask that fits around your nose but does not have the pillows that go inside your nose. My son is having much better results with this mask.
Wow! What an experience! I think I would be doing a revisit with my sleep doctor or maybe a new sleep doctor.
I found it interesting to look at my sleep patterns on a Fitbit which I just received as a gift for Christmas 2016. It tells me how many times I am restless and how many times I am awake during the night and for how long. I have discovered that I have to get in 8 to 9 hours to compensate for the minutes of restless and awake times throughout the night. A device that tracks your sleep patterns may give you more insights as to what is going on and why you feel tired under 9 hours.