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Back sleeper [causing problems]
#11
RE: Back sleeper
Actually I think you do need CPAP even if you sleep on your side. Looking at your sleep test summary it shows an increase in API's while on your back. That's normal for most people. But it doesn't show 0 Apnea's while on your side. What it show's is an average of 16 API with 26 API while on your back. I think you need to realize that the CPAP is the only way your going to get better sleep.
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#12
RE: Back sleeper
(09-03-2017, 07:38 PM)Beej Wrote: What about more of a sitting up arrangement? Maybe a reading pillow? I've found that somewhat helpful.

Now that i didn't think of for some reason lol Hmmm they do have wedge pills, wonder if that would be deep enough. Maybe mention it to my Dr when I go back. Ugh I may as well get used to just dealing with this forever.... I can see it now, sleeping with a wedge pillow I'd throw it off the bed cause it was in my way lol
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#13
RE: Back sleeper
Sleeping at an incline helps my husband's sleep apnea, unsure of effect on back pain. You can get a set of plastic risers for your bed frame for about $8 at Walmart. So cheap experiment, just put them under legs at head of bed instead of all four.
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RE: Back sleeper
(09-03-2017, 07:46 PM)Walla Walla Wrote: Actually I think you do need CPAP even if you sleep on your side. Looking at your sleep test summary it shows an increase in API's while on your back. That's normal for most people. But it doesn't show 0 Apnea's while on your side. What it show's is an average of 16 API with 26 API while on your back. I think you need to realize that the CPAP is the only way your going to get better sleep.

Oh I do realize I'm stuck with this thing. But, to be honest, for the reasons I went looking for help in the first place... it's not helped one bit, so I'm trying everything and anything at this point.
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#15
RE: Back sleeper
Go read the information on this link. It'll help you get started here. A lot of people here can help you setup your CPAP to give you the best results.

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...re_success
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RE: Back sleeper
(09-03-2017, 08:50 PM)Walla Walla Wrote: Go read the information on this link. It'll help you get started here. A lot of people here can help you setup your CPAP to give you the best results.  

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...re_success

Yea, not doing that. I'm still seeing the Dr. and they are monitoring my sleeping nightly. But thanks.
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#17
RE: Back sleeper
Well you could download your information and read it on sleepyhead without touching the settings. At least that way you could track your progress day to day without talking to the Doctor. Wouldn't affect what the Doctor sees at all.
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#18
RE: Back sleeper
(09-03-2017, 09:13 PM)Walla Walla Wrote: Well you could download your information and read it on sleepyhead without touching the settings. At least that way you could track your progress day to day without talking to the Doctor. Wouldn't affect what the Doctor sees at all.

I've been using dream mapper, so every morning I can tell how my night went. And I did install and already check out sleepyhead. Now to figure it out Smile
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RE: Back sleeper
Here you go. Beginners Guide to SleepyHead. http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...SleepyHead

If you ever change your mind just post your Sleepyhead data here and someone can talk you through it. Good luck with your treatment.
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#20
RE: Back sleeper
If you were to post your sleepyhead data and ask for talking points for your Dr. That could be done. Dream Mapper is a good summary, sleepyhead can go down to breath by breath in detail for the entire night. It is always yourchoice on what changes, if any, you choose to make.


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