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Used Sleep Apnea Machines
Some helpful hints: There are things that can be done to help lessen symptoms and depending on severity, may eliminate them. Weight loss, avoidance of sedating chemicals or medications, avoiding supine sleep can help. There is an oral device that a dentist can make and some medical therapies from an ENT that can help. Pap therapy is still the gold standard treatment and splints the airways open. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep Apnea: No you don't have to do anything, however, it will improve your life dramatically. I have sleep apnea and use a nasal CPAP. I sleep like a baby, have more energy than every before. It may be the type of mask or machine you use. Discuss with your sleep doctor or FP or IM options for you. By the way my 53 lb weight loss may help me get rid of mine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What should you do when your husband has been diagnosed with sleep apnea and won't use the machine?
Get help: Find out why he does not wish to use it and have him see a doctor experienced in treatment of osa. Often, there are fit or comfort issues that can be remedied. If CPAP is still not accepted, for some we can treat using oral appliances or reconstructive surgery, if performed by an expert. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Desensitization: I recommend to my patients to try to use the CPAP device in the evening while watching tv to get used to the feeling of the mask and pressure. This helps to make it easier and more comfortable to use at night while sleeping. Sometimes a mask change is needed for comfort or an adjustment in pressure. For some on higher pressure of CPAP and switch to bipap can make breathing easier. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Call your CPAP tech: The pressure that is programmed into your CPAP is adjustable, but should be adjusted by your CPAP technician or your md who is supervising the treatment of your sleep apnea. Call and let them know what you want to do, and they can make any necessary adjustments, if appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep Apnea: You are required to consult your sleep specialist and technologist to adjust pressure, you should not try it by your self as it can lead to complications such as increased pressure causing central apneas etc. Autopap machines are supposed to adjust pressure themselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please list the risks associated with using a sleep apnea machine (cpap) that's not yours?
What are tools and machines recommended to treat sleep apnea that i can order online that isn't a discomfort?
Donl't: Don't order on line. Treatment needs to be tailored for the severity of your problem and it needs to be periodically checked for effectiveness. If you don't want to use a breathing machine, find a dentist who is trained in dental sleep medicine and he can make an oral appliance that is appropriate for your condition. Buying something online and using it doesn't mean it is doing you any good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't sleep more than3-4 hours. Have sleep apnea and use machine nightly. Ca't take unison etc. Makes me to drowsy in the am. Two months now.
CPAP-MAD combo: (CPAP) is considered to be the treatment of choice for sleep apnea. Mad (mandibular advanced devise) is oral appliance and a viable alternative with growing use, particularly in patients with mild/moderate sleep apnea. Combination CPAP and mad could be the answer in your case. Rec. See an orofacial pain doctor specializing in dental sleep medicine. ...Read more
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