Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

1 year and still tired!
RE: 1 year and still tired!
Hi Scott

I am no expert but think the collar helps to stop our chin from tucking into our necks and thus narrowing the airway. I have been aware of my chin drooping as I fall asleep without the collar.

I tried a chin strap for one night but that resulted in more obstructions so I went back to the collar. It does feel more comfortable without the collar as I drift off but the next day is crap so I tolerate the collar overnight now every night. My numbers have been more satisfying (mostly below 1) now that am using the nasal pillows as leaks are under control.

Wishing you the best in finding that balance that suits.

AI
Sleepyhead in 5 easy steps
Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
RE: 1 year and still tired!
Hello "Apnea infant" Last night I did not use collar or tape. I was trying to deal with the Aerophagia (gas) problems I have started having since raising my pressure. Saw on youtube where keeping your head at a 45 degree would help with this. So far this has been a big fail. Not to mention a little counter intuitive considering the chin tuck problems you pointed out. Thanks for the input.

Last nights chart;

[Image: zPSHY9Dl.png]
Post Reply Post Reply
RE: 1 year and still tired!
Its been a little over a week since I last posted. This chart is a couple days old but it is a good representation of the last 10 days at min.= max. =12.
I threw off mask after couple hours last night. And the night before was a toss and turn night that resulted in a low AHI but not good for the average.

[Image: ybgYnKwl.png]

Here are my stats. Everything has steadily come down except the FL. And the leak Rate has steadily gone up. I assume the higher the pressure the more leaks. My Nasal gel pillows have arrived so will be trying those out.

[Image: o71TqI7l.png]
Going in for my physical tomorrow. Should I ask to go back for a another more in depth sleep study? The only one I have had was the home test that straps to your head. Gave blood last week looking for anything that might help with sleep issues. Testosterone, Vitamin D, Thyroid etc...
Thanks everyone for all of your help with this journey!
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Surprised Still tired after using cpap vicente 1 128 06-21-2019, 09:48 AM
Last Post: Melman
Information [News] Apnea Board News 2019 - 15-Year Anniversary Edition SuperSleeper 0 206 06-05-2019, 02:58 PM
Last Post: SuperSleeper
  My Apnea is getting worse! And I am very tired oldfart59 11 425 05-29-2019, 07:53 PM
Last Post: oldfart59
  Update [still feel tired at 10 days of use] e46zhpm3 13 575 04-17-2019, 03:31 PM
Last Post: sheepless
  [Symptoms] More than a year of therapy, morning headaches again? Apnea Infant 12 803 04-04-2019, 02:36 PM
Last Post: Apnea Infant
  [Symptoms] 5 year cpap user - suddenly, lots of loud snoring and rainout? lfreeman 2 231 03-21-2019, 12:54 PM
Last Post: dmeRT
  3 months into CPAP. Still feel tired T818 5 454 03-14-2019, 03:02 PM
Last Post: T818


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.