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O2 Therapy With Sinus Issues
#1
Folks, I had a sleep apnea test and don't have sleep apnea, but It appears that I spent 90% of the time recorded at an oxygen level < 90%.

so I'm looking for a mask / whatever it's called. I have sinus issues, so would really appreciate some recommendations for a good type of equipment I could look in to.

I don't know anything about this equipment. Ideally I'd not want a mask. I think I'd like the type of oxygen delivery that sits under the nose so I could breathe in the oxygen either from my nose or mouth, but it looks like all of those have tubes going to either side of the face, and I sleep on my side so those wouldn't be comfortable at all.

really hope to get some good recommendations!
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#2
Resmed Airfit P10. This is a nasal pillows mask that has a minimal interface, and comfortably fits under the nose. It has a flexible tube coming off the nasal pillows frame, but the mask works fine for sleeping on your side, and is very quiet, without any blowing air vents.
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yes that does look like the sort of mask I'd like. I see in the photo it fits over the nose, but does it also allow for taking in the O2 thru the mouth?

I'd like a few more suggestions if anyone has any :-)

say, could you define nasal pillow for me?
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#4
I found the definition, the pillows seal around the nose.

would anyone else have a suggestion of the gear I might like? My issue is my sinuses are often clogged so I don't breathe thru my nose very well.
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#5
Does that also allow for taking in the O2 thru the mouth Sleeprider?
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#6
Joe, the nasal pillows are intended to be used with the mouth closed and using the back of your tongue to exclude pressure from reaching the mouth. The miracle of the nasal pillows is that they apply pressure directly to the nose and will open sinuses. I recently had the congestion, cough and fever that was going around, and the nasal pillows worked to keep me comfortable and breathing, clearing the congestion, at least while I slept. In nearly 10 years of using nasal pillows, I have never had congestion or a sinus infection that required me to use a full face mask.

You might think nasal masks or full face helps congestion, but those masks actually put physical pressure on the front of your face right where the sinuses are located, and they can aggravate existing congestion. Not nasal pillows. Try em, you'll like em.
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#7
Joe, have to agree with Sleeprider. I had O2 levels >90 for 46% of the time during my sleep study. They dropped to a low of 68%. I went with the AirFit P10 nasal pillows and use a chin strap to keep my mouth closed. I have checked my oxygen levels with a pulse oximeter and they are typically above 95% all night. Can really feel the difference in mental sharpness and ability to workout harder.

Good luck with your therapy!
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#8
Oh great advice guys! What's a good chin strap??
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#9
OK folks, I've been on O2 therapy for two nights now, can't say I feel any difference. How long does it take to start feeling better with more energy and mental sharpness??
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#10
With sleep apnea, it may take a few months. I don't know about oxygenation purposes.
Do you have a data recording pulse oximeter? That would let you discover if you were sufficiently oxygenated during sleep, or if you needed something more, such as an oxygen concentrator or an actual oxygen tank.

There are several reviews of these in the Product Reviews section. I have a CMS50D+ which is OK, but you'll want the instructions for uploading the data from Supplier #19 as they are tricky.
                                                                                                                                                                                  
Please organize your SleeyHead screenshots like this.
I'm an epidemiologist, not a medical provider. 
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