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Is this new iNAP sleep device just as good as CPAP? Any of you try it before?
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RE: Is this new iNAP sleep device just as good as CPAP? Any of you try it before?
Here is my pre-evaluation WITHOUT having used the device yet.
1.Small
2.Lightweight
3. Quiet
4. Rechargeable
5.Low power use, only to initiate the seal.
6. Unobtrusive
7.Nothing on your face.
8.Unaffected by head movement, contact with bedding, etc.
9.No effect on airway or lungs.
10. No humidity or heating issues.
11. Non-invasive
12. Directly addresses the problematic tissues instead of trying to drag them around by mouthguards or MMA surgery.

There's a lot to like.  As an engineer, I think these people are on the right track.
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RE: Is this new iNAP sleep device just as good as CPAP? Any of you try it before?
(01-28-2021, 01:36 AM)JMZZZ Wrote: Well, now with the iNAP (negative air pressure) system, I no longer awake with a distended abdomen, injure my jaw, awake with pain in the delicate soft tissues of my mouth and I get to sleep in my back as much as I want!!! (my favorite).   And, according to my hubby, I snore very little!  ;-)

So, personally, is the iNAP just as good as CPAP...I say, it's better!  Sleep-well

Hi there,

Could you tell us if you have mild, moderate or severe Sleep Apnea? What's your AHI?
I'm seriously considering this (although it doesn't look like I can get it in Canada yet) as I can't tolerate CPAP (a mask specifically).  I have UARS with an AHI of 2 so if I hear it helps even mild to moderate sleep apnea that gives me hope.

I really don't like the extra costs of consumables but if it makes me feel better so that I can work and have a life again then it's worth it.  People on CPAP have to buy filters and new masks once in a while anyway.

Please advise,

Thanks.
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RE: Is this new iNAP sleep device just as good as CPAP? Any of you try it before?
It sounds good on the surface but I know that I would not be a good candidate.  CPAP may not be perfect but if my nose plugs up I start breathing from my mouth.  Without the option of breathing through my mouth I would not have the time to recover.

I use a Dreamwear nasal pillow mask (the one that looks like a pillow with a hole cut in it. You either love it or loathe it.) with a pressure of 14 (on CPAPCheck it wanders from 12 to 16) and a light chin strap to help my body remember to keep my mouth shut.  With the nasal mask, I have not had a problem with swallowing air as excess pressure will exit the mouth rather than swallow it. 

I used to be a heavy mouth breather but the cpap changed that.  Now if I snore it is always on the exhale and never on the inhale (EPR).
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RE: Is this new iNAP sleep device just as good as CPAP? Any of you try it before?
I currently use the same mask.  (it's the nasal mask - the nasal pillow mask refers to the one with things that go into the nares of your nose).
It sounds like it's working for you, but having your nose plug up isn't ideal.  I had turbinate and septum surgeries to fix my nose so I can breathe through it.  Your sinuses warm and humidify the air and your capillaries in the nose produce nitric oxide, etc.  It's healthier not to breathe through your mouth.
Anyway, good luck and I hope this Inap is an improvement over needing a CPAP machine.  I'll post how I do with it.
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RE: Is this new iNAP sleep device just as good as CPAP? Any of you try it before?
(01-28-2021, 01:49 AM)JMZZZ Wrote: Negative air flow creates a suction to keep the mouthpiece stem sandwiched between your tongue and your soft palate. The mouthpiece is very light and part of it rests between your cheek/lips and teeth. There is a place to rest the tip of your tongue. The suction in the back of your tongue helps keeps the mouthpiece in place and your airway open. 

Yes, I need to be able to comfortably breathe through my nose to use the iNAP.

This is now available in the UK and I am considering this solution as CPAP does not work for me.

Do you know how iNap copes with the occasional cough during the night?

I also previously suffered from gum disease and whilst my teeth are not loose I was wondering how much pressure it places on the them, if at all?
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RE: Is this new iNAP sleep device just as good as CPAP? Any of you try it before?
One draw back is that is there are no user adjustments.  You have to get a prescription with each (-) pressure  change and the changes are sent to your device. That can get pricy going to your sleep doc or using their phone docs at 69.00 a call. I found the initial setting too low to be effective.
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Thank you
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RE: Is this new iNAP sleep device just as good as CPAP? Any of you try it before?
(03-19-2022, 06:07 PM)Dee Cee Wrote: One draw back is that is there are no user adjustments.  You have to get a prescription with each (-) pressure  change and the changes are sent to your device. That can get pricy going to your sleep doc or using their phone docs at 69.00 a call.  I found the initial setting too low to be effective.

That is a huge drawback to the device..
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