I ordered some today from the company that makes it for CPAP only. I'll let you know how it turns out. I'm real excited to try it.
Is it ok to add a couple of drops of some nice smelling oil into the water at night so that I would have a pleasant odor coming into my nose? I've heard about aroma therapy and wondering if I could use it with my CPAP machine?
Hi Marty, I am a VA patient and they did the sleep test on me and have supplied me with all of my CPAP machine, masks, etc plus I have to go in on a regular basis for follow-up.
I've been using my CPAP for about 2 weeks now and am adjusting to it a bit better. I still wake up about every 1-2 hrs. Sometimes I switch from my nose mask to my face mask during the night. Is that OK or is it going to slow me down in adjusting?
Even tho I am a newbie at this, I really don't mind too much having to wear a CPAP. What I do dislike is waking up about every 30-60 mins with a very dry mouth and throat. It doesn't seem to matter whether I wear the face or nose mask. I have a-fib, high BP and pulmonary hypertension so I know I must conquer this "life-saver". I end up drinking a lot of water at night and of course you know what that means!
Hi, my name is Pat; I am a 77-yr old female and 2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with severe complex sleep apnea. They said I had 40 events per hour of stoppage. They thought I have probably had it for at least 10 yrs when I was first diagnosed with a-fib and hypertension plus pulmonary hypertension. I have been fitted with a face mask and a nose mask. I had a severe nose bleed last week so I could not use the CPAP. The docs didn't know if the bleed was due to dryness of the nose or hypertension. Anyway, I'm back trying to adjust to all this again. I don't mind wearing either mask but no matter which one I use, my mouth dries out constantly so it wakes me up and I have to wet the ole whistle! I then go back to sleep for anywhere from 30-60 mins and I'm awake again. Can anyone offer any suggestions as to what to do. They have given me a chin strap but it seems as if my mouth and throat dry out whether I breathe thru my nose or mouth.
I really enjoy reading all the valuable info on this site and I thank you for being there for all of us with this problem.
I have been looking for info on extreme dryness of the mouth whether I wear the nose or face mask. What is causing this and how can I prevent it? I want so much to be successful wearing either mask.
Hi, my name is Pat and I am very new at this.Last Friday night was my first night with my nose mask. That was a real disaster--I spent the night taking it off out of panic thinking I couldn't breathe. Yesterday I was fitted with a nose & mouth mask. Again, I couldn't keep it on. Each time my mouth gets so dry. I increase the humidity but that didn't seem to help. Today when I was going to take a nap, I put on the nose/mouth mask and as soon as that burst of air hit me, I went into A-fib and had to take it off because my breathing was too fast and erratic.
I am a 77-yr old female who has probably had sleep apnea for at least 10 yrs but just now diagnosed with severe complex sleep apnea with high BP and A-fib. I want so much for this to work because I want to get my BP and A-fib under control.
Tonight I am going to use the nose mask again and hopefully can calm myself enough to get some sleep. While I am watching my favorite baseball team this evening, I am going to do as some suggested and put the mask on and hopefully get this ole brain of mine to accept what must be. I'm hoping to hear some good tips on how to make this easier.