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

Greetings From a Newbie
#11
Welcome Leslie..

You will find good support with accurate information and advice here on the Apnea Board. 

The start to your apnea journey may be rocky as you adapt to using a CPAP/APAP machine, but hang in there and keep working on the adjustments and refinements.
Post Reply Post Reply
#12
Leslie, I use a cervical collar to prevent leaks and it works well for me. Usually the standard, generic collar at multiple line "drug" stores has a 3" deep notch at the chin. I was OK with that measurement but it came up too high under my ears (Carex brand). I paid a little more ($12) at a regular drug store in our small town and got a 2.5 inch notch and the sides are much narrower--made by Bell-Horn. It is softer--it had to snug it up a little tighter to provide the support but it sure is more comfortable.
Post Reply Post Reply
#13
(04-17-2017, 11:41 PM)SideSleeper Wrote: Leslie, I use a cervical collar to prevent leaks and it works well for me.  Usually the standard, generic collar at multiple line "drug" stores has a 3" deep notch at the chin.  I was OK with that measurement but it came up too high under my ears (Carex brand).  I paid a little more ($12) at a regular drug store in our small town and got a 2.5 inch notch and the sides are much narrower--made by Bell-Horn.  It is softer--it had to snug it up a little tighter to provide the support but it sure is more comfortable.

Thanks for the tip!  I'll look for the differences and see which one fits me best. Thanks again for taking the time to respond.
--Leslie

"It will all be fine in the end. If it isn't fine, it isn't the end."
Post Reply Post Reply




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  newbie but not new duhmom 10 253 Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Last Post: duhmom
  Hi Everyone, another newbie. Cazno2 11 369 07-27-2017, 06:33 AM
Last Post: Cazno2
  I'm a newbie!! trickyneedsleep 31 1,196 06-07-2017, 08:16 AM
Last Post: bonjour
Sad [CPAP] Newbie Sleep1ngb3auty16 2 253 05-15-2017, 08:49 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  Another newbie F Mac 14 672 04-06-2017, 08:52 AM
Last Post: bonjour
  Greetings from a newbie age237 9 468 03-19-2017, 08:19 PM
Last Post: Beej
  newbie brother 78 4 343 02-04-2017, 04:17 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

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

For any more information, please use our contact form.