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Old 28-02-2011, 05:14   #31
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Re: Sleep Apnea . . .

I could not get used to the CPAP and had the restructuring surgery, horribly painful but it worked. And I do mean horrible pain that lasted five weeks.
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Old 28-02-2011, 06:26   #32
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Re: Sleep Apnea . . .

We have had a blissful year on the boat with a Resmed CPAP unit connected to a cheap 150 watt inverter. Power draw is only about half an amp, but I would have put up with 20 amps to have peaceful night's sleep. I agree that you should get a prescription from the doctor and buy your equipment online--far less expensive. You won't need a humidifier on the boat.
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Re: Sleep Apnea . . .

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Does it have a humidifier on it? If not that's most likely your problem. At least that's what I've been told by several people. And I have chronic bronchitis to boot. Like I said, that humidified air was a treat. My apartment is dryer than a popcorn f..t, and my schnozz dries out something awful.

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Also distilled water; some people arn't too sensative to that, but others are. Blowing a bunch of lime up your nose doesn't sound so good.

It's possible the water is getting infected. In that case daily changes might be required.

Just a few thoughts.
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Old 28-02-2011, 19:48   #34
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Re: Sleep Apnea . . .

Extensive articles on sleep apnea in today's Los Angeles Times: Sleep apnea: Methods to open airways - latimes.com

Other info is on left side, in box headed, "Related."

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Does it have a humidifier on it? If not that's most likely your problem. At least that's what I've been told by several people. And I have chronic bronchitis to boot. Like I said, that humidified air was a treat. My apartment is dryer than a popcorn f..t, and my schnozz dries out something awful.

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Yes, it has a humidifier, but I still get bronchitis. I know about the dryness, Bothers me too when too dry.
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Re: Sleep Apnea . . .

I think alot of people complain about not getting enough air. Most are set with a ramp feature that is supposed to gradually raise the pressure. I could not use mine till I had that feature turned off. When I use it "scotty, give me full power NOW!Much better and yes I had the operation and it was weeks of pain and no change, still use the CPAP. I use a cheap $20 inverter I stick in a lighter plug. Works great.
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Re: Sleep Apnea . . .

Well, got the bad news today, So tomorrow I'm off to get a machine.

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Re: Sleep Apnea . . .

Ahh, my brother has sleep apnea aswell I know it can be very frustrating especially if you have to use a cpap. I think there are ways that you can get rid of it naturally aslong as it isn't your brain that is causing the problem. try this.

How to cure sleep apnea without cpap
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Re: Sleep Apnea . . .

I remember when I was waiting for the sleep test results thinking, "This is going to be like asking a used car salesman if I need a used car."
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Re: Sleep Apnea . . .

BiPAP/CPAP works fine with inverter.
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Re: Sleep Apnea . . .

I have a Resmed CPAP that I used on a previous boat with a small, cheap inverter plugged into a cigarette lighter-type 12v plug. The basic unit and the accompanying humidifier worked fine. I checked with Resmed tech support and they assured me that the inverted ac did not have to be a true sine wave (the small cheap inverters don't produce true sine wave ac).

Current boat has a big inverter with 110 outlets all over the boat. CPAP still works fine.
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