Got busy I guess. When is your next AWAKE meeting.
Marsha, have you thought of using a full face mask that covers the nose and mouth? This works for many mouth breathers. Plus, air is not just forced up your nose. Masks are like software and CPAPs are like a computer. Computers are no good without the right software. CPAPs are no good without the right mask for you.
Manufacturers recommend cleaning the hose and mask once per week with the right soap. The bottom line is no anti-microbial soap. The best I have found is Johnson Baby shampoo. I agree with this regimen, going longer has irritation side effects.
Welcome. Thanks for being an AWAKE coordinator for so long. That's a lot of people you have helped@
I find even with treated sleep apnea it often leaves me tired. It would be interesting to study those treated and those hyper-treated with lots of adjustments keeping it truly dialed in.
Thank you. I am aware of the Swiss study ion 2005 regarding the benefits of playing the didgeridoo. Unfortunately, no follow up research seems to be done and the initial study was generally deemed not as high on the credible research scale as many would have liked. I am mystified why no new work has been researched. The results show all participants improving. On average around 40% improvement in AHI. Which is not chump change in a percent improvement.
Am still wondering if heavy exercise of the tongue can reduce it's size. Best, Will
This is a summary of the study http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2014/10/schwab/
I do wonder if it is possible to reduce fat in the tongue. If so, what are the ways? Especially curious if liposuction concept works? Yes, I said it.
In a recent news story this was printed "This is the first study to show that fat deposits are increased in the tongue of obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea," study senior author Dr. Richard Schwab, co-director of the Sleep Center at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center"
Is there any research that shows actions to lose tongue fat, via diet or tongue exercise, result in lower apnea?
Are they lost?