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Didgeridoo, Singing, wind instruments ... what else
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You can sew a tennis ball into the back of your night shirt, or do something equivalent, to help prevent you from sleeping on your back. It works for some people.
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I have seen a couple of studies where people started an aerobic conditioning program
where the average weight loss over a 12 week period was only 1.3 lbs but there AHI droped
an average of about 30% So it looks like just exercise not the weight loss from exercise
may help a lot. In one of these studies one of the fellows didn't get any reduction in his AHI
but another guy with an AHI of 40 was more or less cured ie. no apnias after the exercise
classes. It's sort of funny other studies show that losing about 10% of your body weight
also reduces our AHI by about 30% so I wonder what weight loss and a good conditioning
program combined would do ?
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The other one I saw in a thread somewhere was tongue exercises - to make the tongue less floppy and less prone to flabbering around and falling back down the throat

A quick google reveals some suggestions

tongue exercises


...... would you allow me to use flabbering in a scrabble game, its a nice word .......... .............

Bill
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(05-12-2017, 03:09 PM)Sleepster Wrote: You can sew a tennis ball into the back of your night shirt, or do something equivalent, to help prevent you from sleeping on your back. It works for some people.

I was concerned that I might roll over onto it and instantly jigger my back somehow, or worse sleep on it for a while and wake up with a jiggered back.

Am currently experimenting with a foam wedge that I made, it lets me put some weight on the slope of the wedge whilst keeping me on my side and that is more comfortable than attempting to stay on my side whilst falling asleep, - am guessing that other people would have done that as well. It seems to work well except when the foam wedge escapes.

So the next step is to put a cloth flap on the bottom of the wedge that goes under my torso and my weight on the flap keeps it in place

Was also wondering about a big foam "brick" somehow worn as a backpack with tapes around my chest.

.........and going to the spare bedroom with the bed hard up against the walll might work with the sleeper lying against the wall - anybody have any success with that method ? Needs a wake up mechanism if you flop onto back and nobody is there to prod you and say "Turn over"

All variations on the same theme.


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Bill, to answer one question, you are legally entitled to your sleep study results in Australia, even if they are bulk billed. I did my studies with SNORE Australia and e-mailed my results to me within 48 hours of requesting them.
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(05-13-2017, 02:47 AM)holden4th Wrote: Bill, to answer one question, you are legally entitled to your sleep study results in Australia, even if they are bulk billed. I did my studies with SNORE Australia and e-mailed my results to me within 48 hours of requesting them.

Thanks Holden,

I wanted the raw data rather than the report, the hospital gave me the electronic data files after checking with the specialist that he approved of the release of the data.

I wanted to verify what he said in his text based report by drawing my own graphs.

The program called edfviewer allowed me to do this.

.............. and yes, in Australia, medical companies are obliged to provide us with a copy of our own data if we ask for it. 


Bill
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