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RE: Now we know where the air goes, but ...
(07-13-2019, 03:01 AM)multicast Wrote: Thanks Sleeprider and mesenteria, now I can see the light and understand that "splinting" thing.  The positive pressure on inhaling surely can't inflate anything, but prevents the "hose" from collapsing, that's what it's all about and makes perfectly sense.  (But it can't prevent the tongue from blocking the airways, e. g.)

Mike

The phenomenon of the tongue blocking the airway is a possibility, but a myth for most people.  Obstruction at the soft palate (aka pharyngeal velum) is caused by any number of mechanisms, but the simplest one is chin-tucking which applies pressure to the area just in front of the throat, and easily closes the airway.  Read the positional apnea wiki http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...onal_Apnea  Try applying light upward pressure at the back of your jaw, or allow your chin to relax into  your chest and observe what happens to your airway.  It isn't your tongue doing the blocking, is it?
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RE: Now we know where the air goes, but ...
(07-13-2019, 10:09 AM)Sleeprider Wrote:   Read the positional apnea wiki http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...onal_Apnea  Try applying light upward pressure at the back of your jaw, or allow your chin to relax into  your chest and observe what happens to your airway.  It isn't your tongue doing the blocking, is it?

Thanks for that link.  The question I've asked wasn't concerning my therapy; I'm just curious to know how that pressure stuff works in general.  Thanks for your helpful insight,

Mike
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