Joined: Feb 2012
Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead
Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm
Location: western NC, USA
RE: Is there a way to add fragrance to cpap?!?
Our brains are wonderful things and we can train them. Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) is a cool type of psychotherapy I was into for a while. It's like, if we see a certain thing each time we are happy, all we need to do is see that thing and we feel happy, even if we are miserable. Not all the way happy happy joy joy, but the chemical change takes place in the brain.
So putting an oil next to the intake to help us sleep would be a good idea, if the person can handle the smell. Brain starts realizing smell equals sleep. After a while, the oil could slowly be decreased until the brain stops associating the oil to the sleep and connects it to the CPAP or mask instead. This is the basis to sleep hygiene anyway, minus the oil.
Back in college (when my insomnia was at its worse), I had myself trained for a long time to fall asleep to a certain Kitaro album. Worked great until that cassette broke. Then I could not fall asleep at all for almost three, four days. I was napping, about a half hour or so at a time, but no real sleep. Luckily I finally crashed but learned an important lesson to keep as many of my "triggers" internal as I could.
As for the dog, I had a Rottweiler with a gas issue. No filter in the world could keep that out.
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