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Sleep Apnea Exercises
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My BIL used a diggerydoo for awhile and that delayed his apnea problem, but his issue is very mild. A sleep study showed he had positional apnea, so instead of a machine, the head of the bed was raised 5 inches and the apnea went away (for now). Laying on his side worked great until hip replacement last year and now he has to lay on his back.

The problem with any of these exercises is just like the problem with my knee. You have to keep doing the exercises regularly and forever for them to be effective. Fortunately, I can do my knee exercises while watching TV, so only slipped up twice in 30 years.
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#12
Smile 
Does anyone have suggestions to resolve dry mouth.  I am using a FFM and have toyed with the humidifier levels of my dreamstation.  But that either tends to result in it being too dry on level 1 and the machine gurgling loudly in the middle of the night if i set it to 2 or three.  The only solution I have found so far is to use xylimelts and to tape my mouth shut.  This is working for now, but is a bit annoying because of the tape.  I would love to hear other suggestions.

Also, thanks again for previous comments about increasing my minimum pressure to 8.  I think that has resulted in my AHI dropping from around 12 to 6 ish. 

I posted some screenshots below because I am still waking up 1-2 times a night in the middle of the night and not sure what I can tweak to fix that.  My mother has sleep apnea herself and is fairly sure of herself that my 1 mg of Lunesta is the cause of my waking up.  She thinks i have insomnia and its a chemical thing and not a sleep apnea thing.  I am not so sure.    Again, I appreciate any suggestions anyone might have in order to optimize how I am using the machine.

Thanks for any thoughts. Smile
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You'll want to give it a few days so you can see if there is an overall trend happening.
                                                                                                                                                                                  
Please organize your SleeyHead screenshots like this.
I'm an epidemiologist, not a medical provider. 
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#14
The posted screenshot shows classic flow limitation and obstructive apnea. I'm not sure what all the CA events are about, but I will confirm the posted segment is very obstructive in nature, and indicates a need to increase minimum pressure further. The pressure during the first OA event is about 9 cm, and the pressure increases to about 10 ahead of the next event. The downward sloping inspiratory wave form show FL, So I think, you increase pressure by 1-cm for now.
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