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#1
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Just a quick HI and glad to get onto this board.

I've suffered from Apnea since my late teens, when I got my nose broken, and it was never properly fixed!

I've been on a CPAP machine for almost 2 years, and always like to get advice on how to lead a better CPAP-life!

Regards, and happy new year to you all!
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#2
Welcome Steve ...post often. Opinions are always welcome

Yesterday is history; Tomorrow is a mystery; Today is a gift; Thats why its called "The Present".
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#3
Welcome to the forum.

But it isn't your broken nose that gave you sleep apnea. It isn't helping it any, but it didn't cause it.

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#4
Who was that masked man?? Thinking-about
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#5
hello Steve and welcome
post any cpap/sleep apnea related in the main forum
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Forum-M...oard-Forum
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#6
Welcome! This board has really helped me immensely!
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#7
Hello phantomsteve and WELCOME! to the forum.!
There is lots of great reading here as you have probably discovered by now.
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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#8
Thanks, everyone!

Actually, to be precise, I didn't know I suffered from Apnea until it was diagnosed a year and a half ago! A few years ago, an ex-girlfriend mentioned in passing that she had noticed that I stopped breathing in the night, was all panicky, and then before she could think what to do, I started breathing again!

I had kind of assumed that it was connected with the broken nose and 2 septo-rhinoplasties which I have had!

Anyway, there's a lot to read here, so I look forward to that!
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#9
Obstructive Sleep apnea is a throat thing. The throat muscles and tongue are actually voluntary although we do use them so automatically. So when we relax in sleep, they do, too. For most people, these muscles relax so much they can vibrate in the air (snoring) and then for some of those, the muscles can close the airway. Obesity, throat issues, neck circumference, and just sheer luck of the cosmos can cause someone to have enough of these that they get the sleep apnea diagnosis.

Your wonky nose doesn't help one bit!

Welcome to the forum. Hang out, ask questions, or just lurk. We're just happy to have another warm body. Saves on the heating bill.

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#10
(01-04-2013, 04:59 PM)phantomsteve Wrote: Just a quick HI and glad to get onto this board.

HI STEEEEEVE! (usual greeting from "Blue's Clues") You came to the right place at the right time. Glad to meet your acquaintance. We're all friendly people Way-to-happy so stay a while, sit down in your thinking chair and enjoy the ride. I-love-Apnea-Board
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