Poll: Would you/Have you, ever gone a night without your Mask On?
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Yes I have 40.85% 29 40.85%
No I have Not 33.80% 24 33.80%
To Dangerous 4.23% 3 4.23%
Would Consider 5.63% 4 5.63%
If I was Feeling Brave (Drunk) 1.41% 1 1.41%
I would never do something so STUPID! 9.86% 7 9.86%
Dont Know 0% 0 0%
Dont Care 4.23% 3 4.23%
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Sleeping Naked
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Netskier Offline

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Post: #11
RE: Sleeping Naked
(03-31-2012 01:45 AM)Gazby Wrote:  There is so many opinions and degrees of OMG! This will probably shock you then cos I have gone weeks without wearing mine as it seems I dont take it half as serious as some do, which will probably be my downfall.

It says that OSA increases your chances of having a stroke or heart attack, it doesnt say that OSA will give you either one or any just that your risk is increased. Now my understanding is your body has been starved for years of lack of sleep but with using your pap your body has recovered so the odd night should not make a difference. You wouldnt tell some teenager that if they stay out all night partying that they now have an increase of a chance of stroke or other due to lack of sleep for one night. And before you all start shouting at me, this is my opinion and not probably fact, I guess Im a extremist then a PAP Rebel so to speak.

...and incase Mr S is having palputations around now this is not the kind of advice I would give anyone, let me explain.

The reason I sometimes dont wear my mask is because alot of times I dont get to sleep as there isnt enough hours in the day for me. Before you start heckling me, I have a disabled wife and a disabled daughter and I work full time nightshift so when I get home I have breakfasts to do and school runs and then theres hospital appointments not to mention the caring for them, so as you can see everything is not what it seems. Try being up for 24 hours then climbing unto your bed putting on your mask and snuggling in then getting shouted because Im needed then off I go again for another 12 hours or so with many catnaps inbetween.

Im just a caring kind of chap that....Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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It is not the sleep deprivation that can cause a stoke or heart attack, but the acute increase in blood pressure that is part of the fight or flight reaction to being de facto strangled by your airway collapsing.

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03-31-2012 04:17 AM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #12
RE: Sleeping Naked
You can use it or loose it
It,s not a choice for you to make, use it for the sake of your loved ones as they depend on you and every time you don,t use it you let them down (unintentionally of course)
It,s the same if you have to wear glasses you wouldn't drive your car without wearing them otherwise you can,t see where you,re heading
(This post was last modified: 03-31-2012 04:05 PM by zonk.)
03-31-2012 04:04 PM
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Post: #13
RE: Sleeping Naked
Most of us went years undiagnosed. It will take much more to convince me that a night or two here and there is dangerous in any significant way.
03-31-2012 08:11 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Post: #14
RE: Sleeping Naked
(03-31-2012 01:45 AM)Gazby Wrote:  It says that OSA increases your chances of having a stroke or heart attack, it doesnt say that OSA will give you either one or any just that your risk is increased.
That's what the tobbaco companies used to say about smoking and its relationship to lung cancer and heart disease.

It's true that a statistical correlation doesn't establish a cause and effect relationship.

When experts discover the mechanisms linking them, it's irresponsible to ignore them.

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03-31-2012 08:22 PM
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Netskier Offline

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Location: Los Angeles South Bay, about 20 min South of Downtown LA.

Post: #15
RE: Sleeping Naked
(03-31-2012 08:11 PM)mckevin32 Wrote:  Most of us went years undiagnosed. It will take much more to convince me that a night or two here and there is dangerous in any significant way.

We were all younger and most of us tougher then. The injuries and deteriorations accumulate. Plus, aging decreases our ability to withstand stressors. Someone should measure this to find out. People died in Guantanamo from single water boardings, IIRC. OSA blocks airways, cutting off airflow, just as in waterboardings. If a single waterboarding can kill someone, I don't see why a single OSA can not do the same. It only takes one stroke or heart attack to kill or damage.

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03-31-2012 08:57 PM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #16
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Beware the slippery slope ...every time you sleep without CPAP it become easier to give up CPAP altogether.
03-31-2012 09:21 PM
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Post: #17
RE: Sleeping Naked
(03-31-2012 09:21 PM)zonk Wrote:  Beware the slippery slope ...every time you sleep without CPAP it become easier to give up CPAP altogether.

that is sooooooooo spot on.

my personal experience is that every time you take it off at night or don't put it on to begin with, it is that much harder to put it on the next night, etc, etc, until you look around and you haven't had it on for weeks or months. it happens, all too easily.
03-31-2012 09:37 PM
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Post: #18
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Having slept every night with a CPAP since getting my first machine in 1995, I seriously doubt that I could go to sleep without using the machine. I'm afraid of not waking up, especially since my wife now sleeps in the guest room.


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03-31-2012 11:28 PM
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Post: #19
RE: Sleeping Naked
(03-30-2012 06:24 PM)mckevin32 Wrote:  ...
That said, my moms sleep doc told her that the damage from S.A. is cumulative and that if she wants to go for a few nights without her CPAP (on a trip for example) that it was no big deal and to feel free, that no real damage would occur from a short time.

My doc gave me the same advice, however I have borderline sleep apnea between mild to moderate, so it may depend on your condition. BTW my Pulmonary doc is also a hosehead as are two of his colleagues in the practice so he's pretty tuned into the apnea world.
04-02-2012 07:32 AM
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Post: #20
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I understand completely where everyone is comming from but its just so nice once in a while to bury your face into your pillow, all my life Ive slept face down and now with a mask I cant. I fall into bed sometimes so tiered that a mask is far from my thoughts after being up for 48 hours. I dont do it on purpose but with MS, diabetes Cerable palsy. and other genetic problems I have to deal with (Not Me, Family) not to mention a nightshift job, I have a busy life. There is one thing I can do that no matter how tired I get............

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04-02-2012 09:45 AM
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