Poll: How supportive is your partner
We both have own CPAP and sleep in same bedroom
We both have own CPAP and sleep in separate bedroom
My partner is supportive and sleep in the same bedroom
My partner is supportive and sleep in separate bedroom
My partner is not supportive and sleep in the same bedroom
My partner is not supportive and sleep in separate bedroom
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How supportive is your partner
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How supportive is your partner
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More often it is the partners who first notices when one,s is snoring or stop breathing during the night and encourage their partners to see the doctor.

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03-10-2012 06:26 AM
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RE: How supportive is your partner
My wife is supportive, but sometimes she nags.... er... I mean reminds me to turn around so the air from my CPAP mask doesn't blow on her. A pillow between me and her usually does the trick. SHa_biggrin5

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03-10-2012 06:57 AM
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RE: How supportive is your partner
My fiancee suggested I be checked out for sleep apnea as I used to snore loudly and she would often get up in the middle of the night and go to another bedroom to sleep. She also said that I would stop breathing for periods and then make sounds of gasping for air. Told my physician about this during an annual physical, he sent me to a sleep center and I was confirmed to have moderate sleep apnea. Started CPAP therapy 9/30/11 and no more snoring since then and my fiancee and I BOTH sleep much better and in the same room now ALWAYS!Sleep-well

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03-10-2012 07:54 AM
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RE: How supportive is your partner
twin duelin' cpap's all the way. we have been inseperable bookends since we first met. when we first met we had 2 of everything and mostly same models so it was fitting that we wound up with identical cpap's. i was diagnosed before we met but got the cpap after we met. i was diagnosed because i told the doctor pretty much that i was sick and tired of being sick and tired. my wife showed no visible signs of apnea. she went in the cath lab for a look inside her heart where she was put under. after the procedure, the cardiologist suggested seeing a sleep doctor. she also has RLS so we don't know if he saw signs of apnea or RLS or both.
03-10-2012 08:58 AM
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RE: How supportive is your partner
My wife was the person who convinced me that I had a sleep problem, because she noticed that I would stop breathing in the middle of the night. The reason she now sleeps in a separate bedroom is that she sleeps with an open window and a high-powered fan blowing on her. Loco :grin:


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03-10-2012 11:49 AM
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Post: #6
RE: How supportive is your partner
My husband rarely complained about my snoring before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea although I heard it was loud. I wouldn't know. I slept through it. He has been super about the entire process and he is still supportive.
03-10-2012 12:08 PM
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RE: How supportive is your partner
My wife was the one who convinced me to get help, she is very supportive.
03-10-2012 01:45 PM
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RE: How supportive is your partner
(03-10-2012 11:49 AM)bobg1946 Wrote:  The reason she now sleeps in a separate bedroom is that she sleeps with an open window and a high-powered fan blowing on her. Loco :grin:

I'm the same way, at least in the summer time. Always have to have fresh air with the window open and if it's above 75 degrees F, I have a small fan blowing directly on me when I sleep. Wife hasn't moved to a separate room because of that... so far. Too-funny

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03-10-2012 05:23 PM
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Post: #9
RE: How supportive is your partner
Time after time I would lay there listening to my wife not breathing and wondering if she would ever start again. Finally I convinced her to see someone about it. I went along for moral support, but as I sat there listening to the doctor questioning her i found myself mentally answering "yes" to virtually every question he asked. After he was finished with her I questioned him some about my responses and he suggested that I do a study as well to find out for certain. Result? We both had our study done the same night (wouldn't let us share a room though) and we got our his 'n hers S9's the same day.

Now the biggest problem we have is that sometime during the night, we are each blasting the other with exhaust air, lol.
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Post: #10
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Partners that CPAP together stay together.

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