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Machine: Unsure
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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Humidifier: Unsure
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #1
Hello all,

34 years of age, never have slept well. I've had two nose surgeries now, both a septoplasty and rhinoplasty - my nose is not the issue. I currently use a CPAP machine, which is telling me I'm getting 0.0 - 1.0 events per hour.

Great news, right? Not so! I have a weak stomach, and the air makes me gassy, I get joint pain when I wake up. Further, any time I lie on my back, the need to urinate happens. I start on my side, then roll over and eventually I wake up two or three times to hit the can.

I've tried pillows and makeshift belts, no dice. Tennis balls and the like cause my sciatica to go crazy the next day, so that's off the table.

In two weeks I should get a call to set up a consult with a sleep doctor, which will then take place in a while after.

Any ideas how I can stop rolling over onto my back?
08-08-2016 11:49 AM
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icyura10 Offline

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Posts: 198
Joined: May 2016

Machine: RESMED AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Respironiscs DreamWear under the nose nasal ma
Humidifier: INCLUDED
CPAP Pressure: IPAP (20); EPAP (12); PS (8)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in!

Sex: Male
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Post: #2
RE: Introduction
put a firm object like a pillow (in the old days it might have been a bundle board). Place the object such that when you lie on your side, with your back touching the object, you have only about 1 foot from the edge of the bed.

Rolling onto your back will be restricted and should you try to slide down, leaving the object touching your back in place, you'll soon find your body will discover there's nowhere to go and you should stop.

Just an idea

Of course if that doesn't work you could consider having a cactus as a bed mate to spoon with! Too-funny

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(This post was last modified: 08-08-2016 12:14 PM by icyura10.)
08-08-2016 12:13 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,618
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: Introduction
Hi Outrageous,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you with your CPAP therapy and also with your Dr. appointment, hang in there for more suggestions.

08-08-2016 09:03 PM
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